Mississippi Masala (1991)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance


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An ethnic Indian family is expelled from Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972 and lives in Mississippi 17 years later. The dad sues Uganda to get his property back. The grown daughter falls in love with a black man.


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  • Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mississippi Masala (1991)

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28 February 1999 | danaluke
9
| Gets even better with age
In a very dignified and low-key kind of way, this movie speaks to the issues of racism and clashing cultures far better than any of the Spike Lee movies I have seen does. I think it's because it looks at racism not from the traditional perspective of white/black, but a slightly different perspective of colored/black. Also, what makes this movie really fly is that you really like the lead characters... you care about them and want them to be happy in the end. I haven't had that reaction to any Spike Lee movie characters yet.

In short, this movie doesn't come at you as "I'm a preachy race relations movie" but rather as a sweet love story that gets waylaid by issues of race and color in a believable way.

I saw this movie for the first time when it came out in 1991, and thought it was good. I saw it again last night (1998) and like a fine wine or cheese it's getting even better with age.

If only Spike Lee would watch this and try to learn something from it... this movie has a lot to say and says it well.

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