Mississippi Masala Poster

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
After Mina's (Sarita Choudhury) Indian family is ousted from their home in Uganda by dictator Idi Amin, they relocate to Mississippi to start a new life. Mina falls for Demetrius (Denzel Washington), a young carpet cleaner, despite the protestations of their families over their racial difference. The families and their surrounding communities begin to feud, putting even more pressure on the couple's romance. Having to choose between family and love, Mina and Demetrius run away together.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Ranjit Chowdhry, Konga Moandu

Director: Mira Nair

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Family, Touching, 1990s, Forbidden love, Inspiring, Passionate, Emotional