Bhaji On the Beach | 1994
Three generations of Indian women embark on a day trip to the British resort town of Blackpool: Asha, a young woman in conflict between her traditional upbringing and modern British life; Ginder, an abused wife who has left her husband; Simi, a counselor at a shelter run for women; Hashida, a pre-med student who has just learned that she is pregnant by her black boyfriend, Oliver; Pushpa and Bina, two sari-clad, older traditional women; Rekha, a stylish visitor from Bombay; Amrik, Ginder's 5 year-old son; and two teenage girls, Ladhu and Madhu, who are only concerned with the local boys. Sick about his wife's and son's disappearance, Ranjit sets off after Ginder with his macho brother in tow. When Asha inadvertently reveals that Hashida is pregnant, the older women call her a whore and she runs off in shame. After a reunion with Oliver and a foiled kidnapping attempt by Ranjit and his brother, the women return home with a better understanding of the commonalities that bind them.