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A Nice Arrangement
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1990 • United Kingdom
Set in the London home of an Indian family on the morning of their daughter’s wedding, this film is a wry depiction of a central Indian tradition—the arranged marriage. As the young Hindu bride, Meena (Tania Rodrigues), changes into her bridal sari, her divorced friend, Sita (Meera Syal), helps with her clothing and her resolve. Together, the two women examine their different life choices—Meena’s decision to marry the “perfect” choice for her parents both clashes with and compliments Sita’s choice to end her marriage.