“Mississippi Masala” quotes

Movie Mississippi Masala
Mira Nair directed this movie in 1991
Title Mississippi Masala
Year 1991
Director Mira Nair
Genre Drama, Romance
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Plot – In 1972 the feared General Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator, orders the immediate expulsion of all Asians from the country and the confiscation of their property. Therefore the Indian Jay, with his wife Kinnu and daughter Mina, must immediately leave Kampala along with the other Indians, abandoning both the wealth and the country that represent a lost paradise for him. In 1990, Jay lives in the US, in Mississippi, with his wife and daughter and he is working in a motel like many others families of Indian origin. While Jay has not resigned himself and therefore continues to write regularly to the new government of Uganda in the hopes of regaining nationality and property, his wife Kinnu has instead adapted to their new life, joining the large Indian community.
All actors – Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Ranjit Chowdhry, Mohan Gokhale, Mohan Agashe, Tico Wells, Yvette Hawkins, Anjan Srivastav
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  • “- Jay: Don't answer back! At least have the decency to be sorry!
    - Meena: I am sorry about this mess, but I'm not sorry I'm in love with him.”

    Roshan Seth - Jay (Meena's dad)
    Sarita Choudhury - Meena
  • “- Okelo: You gave an interview on BBC saying that Amin was evil. Are you mad? What about Kinnu? What about Meena? Do you ever think of them?
    - Jay: What should I have done? Remain silent? That is the coward's way!
    - Okelo: Don't talk to me about cowards! That's what you are. You're not leaving because you're scared to leave. You are scared of...” (continue)
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    Konga Mbandu - Okelo
    Roshan Seth - Jay (Meena's dad)
  • “- Jammubhai: Anil, you have become American.
    - Anil: So what? I'm living in America! You don't like it? Then go back to India!”

    Anjan Srivastav - Jammubhai
    Ranjit Chowdhry - Anil
  • “- Meena: What about me? What about me? I've never asked you for anything! Never expected anything! I'm 24 years old, and I'm still here! Stuck here! You think I'm happy? I love him. That's not a crime, is it?
    - Kinnu: You call this love? When all you have done is bring such shame upon our heads?”

    Sarita Choudhury - Meena
    Sharmila Tagore - Kinnu