Anita & Me

Anglo-Indian femme friendship

Credits

Director

Metin Huseyin

Based on

Anita and Me by Meera Syal

Producer

Paul Raphael

Writer

Meera Syal

Production Companies

British Broadcasting Corporation, EM Media, Emmi, Film Council, Portman Film, Starfield Productions

Studio

BBC One, Icon Film Distributions

DNEG VFX Supervisor

Charlie Noble

DNEG VFX Producer

Matthew Plummer

Release Date

22nd November 2002

Hard on the heels of “Bend It Like Beckham” comes “Anita & Me,” another cross-cultural tale of Anglo-Indian femme friendship, this time in a retro British setting and sans any soccer angle.

– Variety –

Bright, witty and occasionally very moving, Anita & Me is a welcome addition to the growing canon of British-Asian comedy, with its heart very much in the right place.Empire

Synopsis

Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who’ve come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter and her dysfunctional family. Anita is 14, blonde and beautiful – exactly what Meena thinks she wants to be. She becomes part of Anita’s world, but events do not run smoothly. Meena’s growing up – and that brings plenty of changes.

Anita-and-Me

London

Vancouver

Mumbai

Los Angeles

Chennai

Montréal

Hyderabad

Chandigarh

Goa