Very Romeo and Juilet like love story seeped in cultural differences and misconceptions. Great film. Mira Nair is fantastic.
Mississippi Masala is a tale of how prejudice makes victims and instigators of us all. In 1972, Indian Jay (Roshan Seth), a resident of Uganda, is forced by the bigoted Amin regime to take his family ... read more
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
Stats: 256 reviews
Flixster Reviews (256)
March 3, 2008
February 5, 2010
The merging of cultures makes for an enchanting love story that gets waylaid by issues of race and color in a believable way. Mina (Sarita Choudhury) is the daughter of an Indian family who fled Uganda for Mississippi. She develops a relationship with Demetrius (Denzel Washington...
September 18, 2010
There is too much going on in this movie. It is really a masala of three movies. A story about leaving Uganda, a love story, and a story about living in the south. Any one of these stories would have been enough for a movie. But it is still heartwarming and funny. Beautiful shots...
May 30, 2007
July 30, 2011
Wasn't expecting to like it, but it wasn't so bad. Interesting plot. It made a good point, I thought.
June 8, 2011
even though this movie was made back in 1991...i never thought it would become part of my personal life in 2011!!!,,,,(wink!)..
July 14, 2010
I'll have to give this movie another try. i remember not liking it very much because I'm not into romance stories...they make me nauseated. That's why I can't watch Bollywood movies.
Mira likes to make controversial films hence it makes sense for her to pick a taboo topic..an I...
July 29, 2009
Passion. Tradition. Prejudice. Put the three together, and they all get the recipe of a sexy, irreverent romance interracial romance called Mississippi Masala. Mina - the daughter of Indian immigrants who were expelled from Uganda under the reign of dictator Idi Amin and n...
October 8, 2008
What a wonderful romance about interracial dating and love. People will see that even people of Color can be some bigots. Denzel and Sarita heat up the screen.
January 20, 2008
Denzel and Sarita did a good Job! A very good movie, if you ever been to Ms, then you know this movie was film there for real! I know i just left there in Oct 07! But it is a good lesson on race and how not only black and white have issues but races from other countries also h...
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