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Funny, moving and very true to life
on 15 February 2006
I fell in love with Bhaji on the Beach when it was shown on the TV over 10 years ago, so purchasing it on DVD was a wise investment since I will watch it over and over again.
Directed by the same person who brought us Bend It Like Beckham, Bhaji on the Beach is this lady's most under-rated achievement and by far, her best work to date. Even on a low budget, the film captures such thought provoking issues which are still prevalent today, but it's also humourous and will appeal to all ages and cultures. You'll recognise some familiar faces who have gone to work on bigger movies since, namely Hugo Speer (Full Monty, etc)
It's also amusing to watch scenes where the actors are relying on pay-phones to communicate (can you imagine doing that these days with the popularity of mobile phones??).
I was saddened to learn that one of the leading actresses of this film died through drowning a couple of years ago...I remember reading about her in my local newspaper. I know I'll certainly not forget her with her part in this brilliant film.