I watched Brick Lane (2007) today in between cleaning and knitting. The story is about Nazneen, a Bangladeshi woman who had an arranged marriage when she was a teenager and moved from India to London. Her life centers are her family and her husband’s needs, and is confined to their small apartment on Brick Lane.
I really like all the movies coming out of the British film industry telling these Indian stories. There was Bend It Like Beckham, The Namesake (not British), and now Slumdog Millionaire (tomorrow is the 81st Oscars show). Each story is dynamic and multifaceted. I, of course, love the first two in this list. I have yet to see Slumdog and can’t wait to get a copy.