Tag Archives: Shaheen Khan

My Meh Lady

[Contains dated line-dancing sequences and SPOILERS!!!] It’s the duty of a good feminist to seek out work created by women, and the duty of a good multiculturalist to seek out work created by minorities… so, in theory, Americanizing Shelley (2007)* … Continue reading

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How’s-Your-Father

The film All in Good Time (2012) was adapted from a play called Rafta, Rafta (2007), which was a Desi-fied update of another play first performed in 1963 (also called All in Good Time), which was itself adapted as a … Continue reading

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Female Fun Time!

Before Bend It Like Beckham… before Goodness Gracious Me… there was Bhaji on the Beach (1993), an ensemble dramedy scripted by Meera Syal and directed by Gurinder Chadha, which follows a disparate group of British Asian women on a tumultuous … Continue reading

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The Spice Must Flow

I’m afraid the misleading DVD cover for The Mistress of Spices (2005) sets up false expectations that put the movie on the back-foot before it’s even started. In large red lettering, it promises “A MAGICAL ROMANTIC COMEDY”… when, in fact, … Continue reading

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“She’s Not Lebanese! She’s Punjabi!”

I was feeling pretty apathetic about the London 2012 Olympics last summer, but came to the conclusion that I couldn’t avoid it completely, so I should probably just find a way to derive some pleasure from the blanket coverage. The … Continue reading

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