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Masala (1991)

Unrated
106 min | Comedy

Five years ago, under the watchful eye of the great god Krishna, a plane of Indians returning to the homeland exploded in Canadian skies. A mortal also named Krishna lost his family in that crash. In the present, this mortal Krishna has ...See moreFive years ago, under the watchful eye of the great god Krishna, a plane of Indians returning to the homeland exploded in Canadian skies. A mortal also named Krishna lost his family in that crash. In the present, this mortal Krishna has found himself a former heroin addict with a nebulous past, and has returned to his mother's family: an aunt who married a sari dealer. He becomes involved in their lives, as they deal with their cultural identity with a fawning Canada, eager to patronize their Indian subjects when convenient, but willing to be aggressive when they need to, as when Mr. Tikkoo wants to keep a rare stamp he found for his collection but which the Canadian authorities determine is of historical interest. In all of this, the mighty god Krishna moves, increasingly troubled by his lack of relevancy in this alien land. Written by Gary Dickerson See less
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Mar 1993 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Srinivas Krishna
Krishna Krishna   See fewer
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Sakina Jaffrey
Rita Solanki Rita Solanki   See fewer
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Zohra Sehgal
Grandma Grandma   See fewer
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Saeed Jaffrey
Lallu Bhai Solanki / Mr. Tikkoo / Lord Krishna Lallu Bhai Solanki / Mr. Tikkoo / Lord Krishna   See fewer
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Madhuri Bhatia
Bibi Solanki Bibi Solanki   See fewer
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Les Porter
Gerald Gerald   See fewer
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Ishwarial M. Moolijee
Bamadour Singh Bamadour Singh   See fewer
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Don Callaghan
John MacDonald John MacDonald   See fewer
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Sachin Bannerjea
Mr. Chabra Mr. Chabra   See fewer
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Ran Ghoman
Pinky Pinky   See fewer
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Wayne Bowman
Balrama Balrama   See fewer
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Sakuntala Krishna
Krishna's Mother Krishna's Mother   See fewer
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Avi Kukarni
Krishna's Father Krishna's Father   See fewer
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Kamran Durrani
Krishna's Brother Krishna's Brother   See fewer
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Tova Gallimore
Saraswati Saraswati   See fewer
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Mervyn Minghal
Mr. Varma Mr. Varma   See fewer
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Summathi Thimmama
Mrs. Varma Mrs. Varma   See fewer
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Janet Joy Wilson
Ltn. Heart Macintire Ltn. Heart Macintire   See fewer
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Ari Moses
Bully #2 Bully #2   See fewer
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Michael Therriault
Bully #3 Bully #3   See fewer
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Lak Shmi Thimamana
Fruit Stand Proprietor Fruit Stand Proprietor   See fewer
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Ramand Tangiala
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Robin Severin
Valery Pappadooglio Valery Pappadooglio   See fewer
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Anne Scanlon
Lisa's Mother Lisa's Mother   See fewer
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Garth Hading
Lisa's Man Lisa's Man   See fewer
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Bill Jay
Mountie Captain Mountie Captain   See fewer
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Vivek Mathur
Sikh #1 Sikh #1   See fewer
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Bob Waugh
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Tibor Skorik
Priest in Plane Priest in Plane   See fewer
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Sangita Viswanathan
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Judith Brunner
Gertrude Gertrude   See fewer
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Valery Boyce
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Susan Henry
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Al Karim
Postal Clerk Postal Clerk   See fewer
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Frank Muller
Postal Sorter Postal Sorter   See fewer
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Paul Jolly
Postal Driver Postal Driver   See fewer
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John Healy
Colleague Colleague   See fewer
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Adela
Winston of the Bichon Frise Winston of the Bichon Frise   See fewer
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Susan Horton
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Aleks Oniszczak
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 199 votes