Mississippi Masala

Scene from the film Mississippi Masala
image from the film MISSISSIPPI MASALA
image from the film MISSISSIPPI MASALA

From Mira Nair, the award-winning director of Moonsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay, Mississippi Masala is a tale of interracial romance and intergenerational melodrama, in the wake of Idi Amin’s 1972 policy of Asian expulsion from Uganda.

When Mina (Sarita Choudhury), the eldest daughter of a family forced to relocate to Mississippi, falls in love with Demetrius (Denzel Washington), a rift forms between her and her culturally and racially protective father (Roshan Seth).

“A two-hour film with the density and humanity of a Dickens novel, a wide cast of believable and lovable characters, a tone that varies from farce to lust to love to hate, all built from the dreams and memories and aspirations of people.” (Baltimore Sun)

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