Mississippi Masala

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An ethnic Indian family is expelled from Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972 and lives in Mississippi 17 years later. The dad sues Uganda to get his property back. The grown daughter falls in love with a black man.


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

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In its sweet, slightly melancholy, gently humorous way, it fills the screen with the freshest, most winning love story we've seen in ages. [14 Feb 1992, p.39]

Metacritic review by Jay Carr
Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The movie assumes its multiculturalism with grace and humor, moving between its various worlds with a delighted eye for distinguishing features and a rich sense of character. [14 Feb 1992, p.B7]

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune