Directed by Gurinder Chadha
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.
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Acting Our Age
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1992 • United Kingdom
This humorous and thought-provoking film documents the residents of a South Asian home for the elderly in Britain. Director Gurinder Chadha assists the residents in directing their own video. The result is an examination of politics, ageism, an...
What Do You Call an Indian Woman Who’...
Directed by Gurinder Chadha • 1994 • United Kingdom
This humorous and thought-provoking documentary reveals the perspectives and aspirations of four Indian women cabaret performers in Britain while posing the questions: What is comedy and who defines it? Is it culturally specific, or can anyone ...