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The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)

Cast: Roshan Seth, Roshan Seth, Naveen Andrews, more...
Director: Roger Michell, Roger Michell
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Studio: BBC Warner
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Television, British Comedy, Television Comedy, British TV, TV Drama, Comedy TV, Dysfunctional Families
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

Synopsis
In the new tradition of "Tales of the City," this long, complex British satire profiles a decade in the life of a British family. The story opens in a South London suburb where main protagonist Karim Amir lives with his Indian father, Haroon, and his English mother during the 1970's. Haroon is a civil servant who makes extra cash, and gains notoriety for teaching "Eastern Philosophies," of which he knows nothing. Still, as Buddhism is in fashion, people pay him a bundle to hear his vapid, happy ramblings. When not preaching, Haroon is trysting with a rich follower, Eva Kay. Karim's mother learns of the affair and leaves with his younger brother. Karim stays with his father and his new love. He begins a career on the stage. The story also follows Charlie, Eva's boy as he aspires to become a rocker. Other plots and subplots abound in this film. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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