U2 Pop Culture Database



Bhaji On The Beach


Format:
Film
Year:
1993
Writers:
Gurinder Chadha and Meera Syal [Sammy And Rosie Get Laid]
Director:
Gurinder Chadha
Principal Cast:
Ginder.....Kim Vithana
Ranjit.....Jimmi Harkishin
Hashida.....Sarita Khajuria
Oliver.....Mo Sesay
Synopsis:
A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially have little in common. But the events of the day lead them to better mutual understanding and solidarity.

U2 Pop Culture Reference:
[Movie time 46 minutes] The characters are in a bar called Brannigans where it appears to be karaoke night. The pregnant character is crying in the bathroom while the two teenage girls try to help. Cut to a guy dressed in leather vest and crucifix, with long hair, on stage who looks a bit like Bono. He is singing along to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. Nearly the whole song is heard. While the song is being sung, we move from character to character. The teenage girls are being hit on by two extremely white guys. The Indian husband is talking to one of the women and then he goes to call his wife on the phone. Back to boys picking up teenage girls.
Boy 1: Well actually U2 and New Order are big influences.
Boy 2: He's got no taste.
[Indian hothead guy watches this exchange before walking over to the table] Indian Hothead: Are they giving you trouble?
Girl 1: Who are you, my bloody uncle?
Indian Hothead: No. I'm your bloody cousin actually. [To boys] You two, piss off! [Boys leave after whispering a rendezvous spot to the girls.]
[Ends at Movie time 51 minutes]
[Thank you to Winthrop Rumi for the submission.]


Besides U2, is it worth watching?
This is no MONSOON WEDDING or any other film by Mira Nair or other quality Indian director. I tried to like it, but I just couldn't. Every character is a stereotype. Every man is sexist and racist, dreams come out of nowhere, problems are magnified in an over-dramatic style. This film does get points for including the song SUMMER HOLIDAY sung in Punjabi. There are much better Bollywood films out there.






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