The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nairís Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) spends her days cleaning rooms in an Indian-run motel in Mississippi. When she falls for the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both of their families and exposes the rifts between the regionís Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with bighearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and deeply satisfying celebration of loveís power.
New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Mira Nair and director of photography Ed Lachman
New audio commentary featuring Nair
New conversation between actor Sarita Choudhury and film critic Devika Girish
New interviews with Lachman, screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala, and production designer and photographer Mitch Epstein
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic Bilal Qureshi
New cover by Phyx Design