Wah Wah Girls

The Telegraph gave it an impressive 4 out of 5 for its brilliant depiction of British Asian Culture. The Evening Standard despairingly gave it 3 out of 5 for it’s bad taste and cliche. Bunty Chatterji gave it a 2 out of 5 for its embarrassing attempt to portray British Asian culture and its cliched relationship to Bollywood.

What a shame!

The story focusses around a girl from Leeds who runs away to an Asian dancing club because she is being beaten by her brother. Her love of Bollywood comes from watching old movies and practicing in her bedroom. Really, is this the only story that can be told? Girls today are educated, running global companies and their love of Bollywood could arise from the rise of Zee TV.

Tanika Gupta’s storytelling was excrutiatingly disappointing and Niraj Chag’s score could have been forgotten.


2 Comments to “Wah Wah Girls”

  1. Oh dear the plot sounds pathetic and incredibly lazy. The world seems to have an insatiable appetite for dancing girls and victimised Asian women. Hopefully we are changing that Bunty!!

  2. Half that story line sounds stolen from the movie East is East. It is so un-original! it’s clearly not for other Asians to go and watch… clichés like this just make my social life harder!

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