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Mississippi Masala

Mississippi Masala

Denzel Washington
Director: Mira Nair Cast: Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
, Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury
, Roshan Seth
Roshan Seth
Mira Nair
Mississippi Masala

Mississippi Masala

Denzel Washington
Director: Mira Nair Cast: Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
, Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury
, Roshan Seth
Roshan Seth
Mira Nair

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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Overview

Mississippi Masala is a tale of how prejudice makes victims and instigators of us all. In 1972, Indian Jay (Roshan Seth), a resident of Uganda, is forced by the bigoted Amin regime to take his family and flee the country. He vows to hate and distrust all blacks--at least until he is able to reclaim the real estate stolen from him by the Ugandan government. Flash-forward to 1990: Jay and his family have settled in Mississippi. Seth's daughter Mina (Sarit Choudhury) makes the acquaintance of African-American Demetrius (Denzel Washington), the prosperous manager of a carpet-cleaning business. At first attracted to Mina because he is fascinated by her African background, Demetrius slowly falls in love with her. The situation causes Jay to exercise the same racial prejudice by which he was himself victimized. Ironically, Demetrius behaves just as foolishly, blaming Jay's ethnic chauvinism for a drop in his business. Both Jay and Demetrius must learn to bury their pasts and their prejudices to go on with their lives.


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Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2022
UPC: 0715515272216
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 8,388

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Demetrius
Sarita Choudhury Mina
Roshan Seth Jay
Sharmila Tagore Kinnu
Charles S. Dutton Tyrone
Joe Seneca Williben
Ranjit Chowdhry Anil
Mohan Gokhale Pontiac
Mohan Agashe Kanti Napkin
Tico Wells Dexter
Yvette Hawkins Aunt Rose
Anjan Srivastava Jammubhai
Dipti Suthar Chanda
Willy Cobbs Skillet
Cyreio Hughes D.J.
Ashok Lath Harry Patel
Shung Moo-joo Chinese Customer
Sahira Nair Young Mina
Amrit Panesar Mrs. Bedi
Hollis Pippin Sylvester Artiste III
Rajika Puri 2nd Gossip
Alix Henry Sanders Barber
Tre'demont Spearman 3rd Rapper
Mayambala Ssekasi Prison Captain
Buddy St Amant Biloxi Cop
Varsha Thaker Kusumben
Natalie Oliver Alicia LeShay
Karen Pinkston Mrs. Morgan
Mira Nair 1st Gossip
Sharon Williams Tadice
Stacy Swinford Bubba
Rick Senn Piggly Wiggly Checker
Jim Haffey White Truck Driver
Dillon Rozell Gross Police Officer
Larry Haggard Joe
E.W. Colvin Grandcraw
Joyce Murrah Lady at Lusco's
Kevin McNeil Clarence
Reverend Fred Matthews Grandaddy
Mahlon Bouldin Student
James Dale Businessman
Ben Burford Bank Manager
Sam Sherrill Phinias T. Turnbull
Jerone Wiggins James
Sadie Carr Mildre
Richard Crick White Customer
Alix W. Sanders Postman
Jaimini Thaker Kanti Bhai
Dewey Buffington Evangelist
Tony McGhee 1st Rapper
J.D. Barrett 2nd Rapper
Argentina Moore 4th Rapper
Nora Boland 1st Shop-at-Home Anchor Person
Patsy Garrett 2nd Shop-at-Home Anchor Person
Konga Mbandu Okelo
Michael Wawuyo Soldier on Bus
Phavin Parbario Young Jay
Emanuel Mudara Young Okelo
Immaculate Byakatonda Okelo's Mother
Jimmy Din Bharat
Bonnie M. Lubega Teacher
Sammy E.D. Senkumba Taxi Driver
Joseph Olita Idi Amin
Muteta Wilberforce Soldier at Roadblock

Technical Credits
Mira Nair Director,Producer
Mitch Epstein Producer,Production Designer
Hope Hanafin Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Susan Lyall Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Nozik Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher Producer
Jefferson Sage Art Director
Jeanette Scott Set Decoration/Design
Roberto Silvi Editor
L. Subramaniam Score Composer
Sooni Taraporevala Screenwriter

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