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The Indian Diaspora has manifested itself in a distinctive characteristic in the U.S. and the U.K. This diasporic difference is clearly shown through different sentimental approach of film making used by the Indian filmmakers and consequent remakes of the films by UK and US. Thematic exploration of the films brings out the diasporic difference of Indians living in UK as well as those living in the US (Claydon, 2008). The film makers are keen to review several cultural experiences faced by Indians in these foreign nations and how they get accustomed to the new set of cultural standards.
This paper aims at reviewing films that portray Indians diaspora in the UK as well those depicting diaspora of Indians in the US. The paper will make a comprehensive review of Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It like Beckham (2002) and East is East (1999) which are Asian films that showcase Indian diaspora in UK. The paper will also review Masala (1991) and Monsoon Wedding (2006) which represent a similar scenario in the US. These films will be analyzed in respect to family status of Indians as depicted in respective films, family values, and kinship as well as women status in the society and comparisons therein. The films Bride and Prejudice (2004) and Monsoon Wedding (2001)will be used to show the interrelatedness of the Indian diaspora in the UK and US.
According to (Sinha, 2014), Indians in diaspora live a life that is different from those living in the home country. These people adapt to different cultural lifestyles and adhere to different cultural standards in their respective host nations abroad. Gurinder Chadha who is the director of the film Bhaji on the Beach (1993) and Bend It like Beckham (2002) showcase the lifestyle of Indians living in the UK. The economic status of Indian families…”