Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson
|Screenplay||Laura Jones, Abi Morgan, from the novel by Monica Ali|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Film4, Ruby Films, Seven Seas Productions|
|Comments||A powerful and sensitive drama with strongish adult themes which might require parental guidance and assurance.|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Barry Ronge As an epic this film is shallow, but as a portrayal of a Bangladeshi woman living in London, it is insightful.
Verashni Pillay The poignancy the filmmakers were going for is ultimately lost as you realise that, like the characters, this film plans great things but eventually doesn't get very far.
Neil Smith A measured, sensitive and ultimately rather conventional depiction of one woman's hard-won coming of age.
Tomatometer Frustratingly slow-moving, but saved by solid acting and gentle patience.
What the People say
345 Netizens Many beautiful touches, but flawed.
Average .. 58%