You definitely would not have seen many reviews on lesbian themed movies and the reason is because I rarely watch them. But this one I had to. It had Indian connection to it and to watch gorgeous Lisa Ray in her second film as a lesbian would be interesting.
In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their daughter Tala. But back at work in London, Tala encounters Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating Tala's best friend Ali. Tala sees something unique in the artless, clumsy, sensitive Leyla who secretly works to become a writer. Leyla had always suspected of herself being a lesbian but had been fighting against it by trying t date men but ever since she met Tala, she can't help it. On a trip to Oford, the 2 women end up sleeping with each other. Leyla want some meaning to their relationship but Tala is not so sure considering she is already getting married soon. Leyla comes back home and comes out to her family who of course react very strongly but supportive at the same time. Tala is still confused about the whole thing and ultimately calls off her wedding. She now has to woo Leyla back but she wont hear anything because Tala doesn't have the courage to come out to her family. Of course in the end everything is fine. Tala comes out and her and Leyla share a beautiful relationship.
Lisa Ray as Tala plays her role very beautifully. Sheetal Seth on the other hand acts her part equally convincing as the confused modern girl who ultimately wants to be true to herself and her family. What I liked the best about the film was that it wasn't overdramatic. In fact it seemed funny at times without making fun of anyone. The music was good too. Overall thumbs up for the film.
Watch it. You wont be disappointed. (6.5/10)
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