‘The Boy with the Topknot’ is still, by far and away, one of the best depictions of a modern British Asian experience that I’ve seen. I watch it quite often- still blows me away, and I find great comfort and calm in it.
Love Sathnam Sanghera, and so inspired by all who worked on the adaptation.
Doing the Midlands and the diaspora very proud!!
I will actually do a series of posts on films/programmes/documentaries that portray modern British Asian life in a way that is characteristic and recognisable to me [in view of my own experiences]. Also, a selection (non-exhaustive, of course!!) of Asians/South Asians/British Asians/people in the media who have always inspired me, and help me to embrace and consolidate my own person. Very excited to do this!! And, also, if you’ve not bought/read ‘Empireland’ yet, que fais-tu avec ta vie?!!