8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This film clearly provokes strong reactions - from very bad to very good. Well, put me in the 'good' category.
Having lived in the 'Black Country' myself, only a couple of miles from Meera Syal (didn't know her, unfortunately), this film captures the area & the times (early 70s) perfectly - even the accents are right for once.
If you liked Bend it like Beckham or East is East, you'll definitely like this. Chandeep Uppal as Meena is a revelation - just look at her facial expressions.
Give it a try. Just sit back & enjoy the realistic recreation of a working class area in the 70s (warts & all). I dare you not to laugh at the humour, be moved by the emotions & sing along to the… Read more