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Dark Comedy, Drama and Romance | Running Time: 112 minutes

2002 / English, Punjabi, Hindi and German

Country: United Kingdom, Germany and United States of America (USA)

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha



Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar

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BILB is the story of Jess Bhambra who dreams for playing football liek her hero David Beckham while her mother dreams of her cooking perfect Indian dinner. Jess is a great athlete but for her traditional mother she is a tomboy and far too masculine. Now she is 18 she has to give it all up and become a ‘good Indian girl’ that someone will want to marry. For Jess she wants both. Why can’t she? So over a summer we follow her journey to Bend the rules, not break them, to traverse the complex world second generation British Indian girls to get what they want while keeping their parents happy too!