Gurinder Chadha’s Bhaji on the Beach is an empowering and cultured comedy about the bond between women regardless of age and background.
A group of women, led by Simi (Shaheen Khan), leave their lives in Birmingham for a day trip to Blackpool. Initially, the women seem not to have much in common due to their age gaps and different beliefs. But by the end of the day, they learn of the bond they share and the significance of each other’s company. Chadha infuses both a precise and slightly critical eye as well as a welcome warmth into this charming and funny story.
A landmark feature - the first to be helmed by a British Asian women - that we're delighted to be screening on its 25th anniversary.
Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and the Hungarian National Film Archive.
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