‘Polite Society’ is dubbed a merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action as it follows the lives of sisters Ria and Lena, played by British Indian actors Priya Kansara and Ritu Arya.
The film follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan, who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
The film, by acclaimed British writer and director Nida Manzoor, also stars Seraphina Beh, Shona Babayemi, Shobu Kapoor, Jeff Mirza, Nimra Bucha, Akshay Khanna.
Producers Tim Bevan, Olivier Kaempfer, John Pocock attended its UK premiere in London this week.
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“I adored ‘Polite Society’, such a clever and captivating film about the lengths sisters will go to protect each other and support their dreams,” said Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
“Priya Kansara and Ritu Arya delivered such dynamite performances and I loved watching the whole cast perform all the martial arts and stunts. It’s so wonderful to see Nida Manzoor continue to share positive and complex portrayals of South Asian Muslim women,” she said.
Described as a British action comedy-drama, ‘Polite Society’ hits the theatres on April 28. Manzoor, behind the popular sitcom ‘We Are Lady Parts’, has brought together an array of South Asian talent for the comedy action drama, which has been in the news since its Sundance Film Festival outing in January this year.
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The film is produced by Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title, with Kaempfer and Pocock for Parkville Pictures.
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