Brick Lane |


Brick LaneAdapted from the 2003 Monica Ali novel...Brick LaneDramaPT102MPG-13Adapted from the 2003 Monica Ali novel...2008-07-04Christopher SimpsonSatish KaushikChristopher Simpson, Satish Kaushik
Brick Lane, Tannishtha Chatterjee

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Brick Lane

Genre: Drama; Starring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Christopher Simpson, Satish Kaushik; Director: Sarah Gavron; Author: Laura Jones; Release Date Limited: 06/20/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Adapted from the 2003 Monica Ali novel, Brick Lane is one of those feminist cries in the dark in which the heroine, a saintly sufferer, is more admirable than interesting. In the 1980s, Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee), a beautiful teenager, is sent from her native Bangladesh to London for an arranged marriage. Sixteen years later, she is stuck on Brick Lane, the East End immigrant district, with a husband (Satish Kaushik) who rages away at the Anglo culture that won’t invite him in. Nazneen endures his bad moods with a passivity that becomes a bit infuriating, since she barely seems a participant in the life that oppresses her. C+