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Films: Roshan Seth


  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth
  • UK release: 9 March 2012

A transposition of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to modern-day India. Trishna (Pinto) falls in love with wealthy, British-raised Jay (Ahmed), but their relationship soon fractures. Hardy's themes of sexual hypocrisy and the clash of tradition and modernity make sense in this setting, but the film ultimately lacks emotional…

My Beautiful Laundrette

  • 4 stars
  • 1985
  • UK
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: Hanif Kureishi
  • Cast: Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth

A young Asian from South London is given the chance to manage his uncle's laundrette, which he and his ex-skinhead boyfriend transform into the latest word in laundromats. Originally made for TV, this provided Channel Four's first foray into the cinema.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • 2 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone

Again the foreigners find it hard going keeping up with the Jones, as master entertainer Spielberg piles on the action sequences. This time, however, the frantic pace has even less credibility than 'Raiders' had.