Mississippi Masala (with subtitles for the hard of hearing)

Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth
Run time: 118 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: English | Year: 1991 | Country: USA

Recognising the 50th anniversary of Asian expulsions from East Africa LIFF presents this glorious restoration of a much loved film. After Mina’s (Sarita Choudhury) Indian family is forced out of Uganda, they relocate to rural Mississippi to start a new life. Mina’s traditional family wants her to marry an Indian, but she falls for Demitrius (Denzel Washington), a handsome young carpet cleaner. However their budding relationship struggles to get off the ground as tensions rise and Mina is forced to choose between her love and her family. Mira Nair’s dazzling and heartfelt romance explores issues of race, class and privilege which are still pertinent today.

The screening includes subtitles for the hard of hearing.


Mira Nair

Film Screenings

Birmingham | MAC
June 28, 2022 2:00 pm

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