Love in Little India
GENRE : Comedy
Director: Amit Gupta
Producers: Julian Alcantara Alex O'Neal
Cast: Parminder Nagra, Dominic Cooper, Naveen Andrews
Delivery Status: Pre -production
Country of Origin: UK
A fantastical comedy about pursuing your dreams – howerer crazy or outlandish!
Johnny is a twenty-something white kid from Leicester . Stumbling home after a disastrous blind date, he inadvertently walks into the Hero Cinema in the City's ‘Little India' and watches the epic romance ‘Love in Mumbai'.
The film's beautiful heroine, Sweety, starts talking to him from the screen – and Johnny falls head over heels in love. The next day, feeling understandably crazy, Johnny returns to the cinema – only for exactly the same thing to happen.
As the lights come up and a confused Johnny ponders what to do next, Manjit, the cinema's eccentric projectionist and resident wannabe movie director, appears. Intrigued by this ‘white boy come over to the dark-side', and having seen his ‘conversation' with Sweety, Manjit decides to take Johnny out to the local bar.
As the two guys get more and more drunk, Manjit tells Johnny of his own love for the seemingly unattainable Rani, as well as his dreams of becoming a movie director. He tells Johnny that his only chance of meeting and winning Sweety's heart is by becoming a Bollywood movie star – because actresses only go out with actors'.
Just as he is explaining that this is never likely to happen, since Johnny is quite clearly a ‘white guy'… Manjit's mind is suddenly changed when Johnny spontaneously performs a perfect Bollywood ‘well manic stare' – the cornerstone of any great villainous performance.
Manjit, convinced of Johnny's amazing talent, now sees a golden opportunity for both of them and decides not only to train Johnny, but also to make him the star of his no-budget film, Smuggler No.1, thereby unleashing a comic chain of events, as the two guys turn their lives upside down in the hope of winning over the girls of their dreams and achieving LOVE IN LITTLE INDIA.
Unashamedly romantic, magical, visually adventurous, comic and colorful. Set in present day England and Film City , Mumbai, the film pays stylistic tribute to 1970's Bollywood – a period loved by Indian cinema-goers everywhere, as well as being instantly recognizable by Western audiences. With its missing frames, inconsistent continuity, and saturated colour, excessive use of camera zooms and outlandish costumes, it is the joy, nostalgia and sheer energy that LOVE IN LITTLE INDIA will celebrate.
Audiences who enjoyed Tarantino's 70s stylized kung fu cinema in Kill Bill, or rhte magical worlds created by Baz Luhrmann will fall for the dramatic, stylistic and comic adventure that is LOVE IN LITTLE INDIA.