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About Mississippi Masala

Rating:
R
Year Released:
1991
Genres:
Drama
Metadata:

An Indian family living in Uganda leaves as Idi Amin steps into power. They end up moving to the U.S. and settle in Mississippi, where their daughter, Meena (Sarita Choudhury), is often mistaken for being Mexican because of her dark complexion. Over time, Meena begins a romantic relationship with an African American, self-employed carpet cleaner named Demetrius (Denzel Washington). What ensues are clashes of race, culture, and tradition that have become trademarks of Nair’s work. Contains mature content, including strong language and sexual situations. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. (35mm Presentation)

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