Brick Lane (2008) Adapted from the 2003 Monica Ali novel , Brick Lane is one of those feminist cries in the dark in which the heroine, a saintly… 2008-06-20 PG-13 PT102M Drama Tannishtha Chatterjee Christopher Simpson Satish Kaushik
Movie Review

Brick Lane (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Brick Lane, Tannishtha Chatterjee | HEROINE CHIC Tannishtha Chatterjee is a saintly sufferer in an arranged marriage in London in the more admirable than interesting Brick Lane
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HEROINE CHIC Tannishtha Chatterjee is a saintly sufferer in an arranged marriage in London in the more admirable than interesting Brick Lane
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Jun 20, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 102 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Tannishtha Chatterjee

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+

Originally posted Jul 02, 2008 Published in issue #1001 Jul 11, 2008 Order article reprints