Theatrical Release Date: 15 Nov 2007
Home Ent. Release Date: 09 Mar 2008
At the tender age of seventeen, Nazneen’s (Tannishtha Chatterjee) life is turned upside down. After an arranged marriage to an older man Chanu (Satish Kaushik), she exchanges her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London’s East End. In this new world, pining for her home and her sister, she struggles to make sense of her existence – and to do her duty to her husband. A man of inflated ideas, he sorely tests her compliance. But Nazneen submits, as she must, to fate and devotes her life to raising her family; until the day that Karim (Christopher Simpson), a hot-headed local man, bursts into her life. Against a background of escalating racial tension, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life. Set in multicultural Britain, Brick Lane is a truly contemporary story of love, cultural difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.