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The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) spends her days cleaning rooms in an Indian-run motel in Mississippi.

When she falls for the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both of their families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with bighearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and deeply satisfying celebration of love’s power.

Product Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Mira Nair and director of photography Ed Lachman, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Nair
  • New conversation between actor Sarita Choudhury and film critic Devika Girish
  • New interviews with Lachman, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, and production designer and photographer Mitch Epstein
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilal Qureshi and, for the Blu-ray, excerpts from Nair’s production journal
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
117 mins approx
Director:
Mira Nair
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Sarita Choudhury

Denzel Washington
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1991
Main Language:
English

Swahili
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A
Brand:
Criterion Collection

Mississippi Masala - The Criterion Collection

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) spends her days cleaning rooms in an Indian-run motel in Mississippi.

When she falls for the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both of their families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with bighearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and deeply satisfying celebration of love’s power.

Product Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Mira Nair and director of photography Ed Lachman, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Nair
  • New conversation between actor Sarita Choudhury and film critic Devika Girish
  • New interviews with Lachman, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, and production designer and photographer Mitch Epstein
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilal Qureshi and, for the Blu-ray, excerpts from Nair’s production journal
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
117 mins approx
Director:
Mira Nair
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Sarita Choudhury

Denzel Washington
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1991
Main Language:
English

Swahili
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A
Brand:
Criterion Collection
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