By Nilesh P. Khandare(15 Feb 2010)
There are three friends, a Sardar, Pathan and English Man (born and
brought up in India). They are thick as thieves with staunch beliefs of
their own, but being secular and living in the UK, they celebrate each
others festivals. They are friends in need and friends indeed. However
during minor altercations between the Pathan and the Sardar, it's the
Englishman who soothes the ruffled feathers and mockingly chides
them with a threat of deportation. They share a strong friendship with
The Englishman has a daughter. The Pathan has two daughters. The
Sardar has a son.
Sunny who is the Sardar's son comes to the UK for further studies.
The parents have little time for their children as they are busy with
their own lives. However they do indulge their children and try to
fulfill their demands. The Englishman's daughter is about to get
married in a Church. His Asian friends get together to do the Asian
functions of Gidda, Bidai etc. Sunny and Sameera, the Pathan's
daughter, meet for the first time and cupid strikes. They meet in
college and their attraction for each other increases. They are young,
in love and enjoy living. They go to clubs, pubs and restaurants and
go for picnics. The Pathan and the respective families are not happy
about the growing friendship between Sunny and Sameera.
The friendship develops into a full blown love-affair and both can't
live without each other. The parents strongly oppose the relationship.
Love has its own reasons and the couples believe and are confident
that their parents will be liberal and will not object to their marriage
but destiny has something else in store for them. The parents take a
firm stand and their love is doomed. They can't marry, because they
are from different communities.
The friendship between the parents of the couple turns into bitter
enmity. They don't listen to their English friend's advice who
ultimately advises the lovers to elope and get married…
What happens next is the crux of the story….
Will honour killings solve the problem and will the end justify
the means OR will better sense prevail?
This film tackles the burning problem of honour killings in the UK.