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Mississippi masala [DVD videorecording] / SCS Films Inc. presents, in association with Odyssey/Cinecom International and Film Four International ; a Mirabai Films Production, in association with MovieWorks and Black River Productions ; produced by Michael Nozik, Mira Nair ; directed by Mira Nair ; written by Sooni Taraporevala.

Nair, Mira, (film director,, film producer.). Nozik, Michael. (film producer.). Taraporevala, Sooni, 1957- (screenwriter.). Washington, Denzel, 1954- (actor.). Choudhury, Sarita, (actor.). Seth, Roshan, 1942- (actor.). Tagore, Sharmila, (actor.). Dutton, Charles S., (actor.). Seneca, Joe, (actor.). Lachman, Edward, 1948- (director of photography.). Silvi, Roberto, (editor of moving image work.). Subramaniam, L., (composer (expression)). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). SCS Films. (production company.). Odyssey Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Cinecom International Films. (production company.). Film Four International. (production company.). Mirabai Films (Firm), (production company.). MovieWorks (Firm), (production company.). Black River Productions. (production company.). Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Konga Mbandu, Sahira Nair, Ashok Lath. (Cast).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681439419
  • ISBN: 1681439417
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (39 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring Mira Nair; new conversation between actor Sarita Choudhury and film critic Devika Girish; new interviews with director of photography Ed Lachman, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala and production designer and photographer Mitch Epstein; an essay by critic Bilal Qureshi.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Ed Lachman ; music by L. Subramaniam ; edited by Roberto Silvi.
Participant or Performer Note:
Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Konga Mbandu, Sahira Nair, Ashok Lath.
Summary, etc.:
"The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mina 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 (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both 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"--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); 2.0 surround.
Language Note:
English and Swahili dialogue; English subtitles; with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Interracial dating > Mississippi > Drama.
East Indians > Mississippi > Drama.
African Americans > Mississippi > Drama.
Uganda > Politics and government > 1971-1979 > Drama.
Uganda > Emigration and immigration > Drama.
Genre: Romance films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topic Heading: Closed captioned DVDs.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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