Saturday, November 11, 2006


I for India

I for India The second film is a documentary called "I for India" from UK.

In 1965, an Indian doctor Suri left his family for the UK. To keep in touch with his family back in India, they started to make films and audio tapes to keep in touch and communicate.

Decades later, these valuable footages are put together for this documentary to show us the love and struggle this family endured. It tells a tender story of an immigrant family searching for better life yet holding on to their root.

It's interesting to see how the family doesn't feel comfortable and happy to live in India, even they feel more fit in when they are in India than in UK. But, they choose to settle in UK. It's a paradox, and a journey of constantly searching for happiness that many immigrants can identify with.

It reminds me the commercial on ImaginAsian TV: "You can take an Indian out of India, but you can't take India out of an Indian." Very true.

My rating: 8 out of 10.

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