Fil Review


                        SUBMITTED BY: AISWARYA JOSE
                                                      GNED-1426 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN CANADA

                        SUBMITTED TO: KATHYRN CARTER

I choose the film Bend it like Beckham for my film review.   This is a beautiful film, the film gives the idea of an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her, than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream--and a soccer ball or follow a more orthodox path. The story was written by 4 peoples and directed by Gurinder Chadha.
This film was one of the surprise hits of 2002. Bend It like Beckham takes these themes and adds extra ingredients to the dish – football, Shakespearean confusions over identity and sexuality, in-jokes about both British pop culture and the Sikh way of life, and a music soundtrack mixing a range of East/West sounds and musical styles. It is also useful to look at Bend It Like Beckham within a wider context of the British Asian experience in popular culture and media, such as portrayal of Asian culture on television including Ali G, Goodness Gracious Me, families in soaps such as Coronation Street and East Enders – even the new Walkers Crisps advert has Gary Lineker in a mini-Bollywood musical - and the Asian
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