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  • Mississippi Masala (1991)
  • R
    118 min | Drama, Romance
Mississippi Masala (1991)
118 min | Drama, Romance

An ethnic Indian family is expelled from Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972 and lives in Mississippi 17 years later. The dad sues Uganda to get his property back. The grown daughter falls in love with a Black man.
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Sooni Taraporevala (written by)
Mira Nair (produced by) | Michael Nozik (produced by)
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Release date
Feb 5, 1992 (United States)


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64 cast members
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Denzel Washington
Demetrius Demetrius   See fewer
Joe Seneca
Williben Williben   See fewer
Mohan Gokhale
Pontiac Pontiac   See fewer
Mohan Agashe
Kanti Napkin Kanti Napkin   See fewer
Tico Wells
Dexter Dexter   See fewer
Yvette Hawkins
Aunt Rose Aunt Rose   See fewer
Anjan Srivastav
Jammubhai (as Anjan Srivastava) Jammubhai (as Anjan Srivastava)   See fewer
Dipti Suthar
Chanda Chanda   See fewer
Varsha Thaker
Kusumben Kusumben   See fewer
Ashok Lath
Harry Patel Harry Patel   See fewer
Natalie Oliver-Atherton
Alicia LeShay (as Natalie Oliver) Alicia LeShay (as Natalie Oliver)   See fewer
Karen Pinkston
Mrs. Morgan Mrs. Morgan   See fewer
Willy Cobbs
Skillet Skillet   See fewer
Mira Nair
Gossip 1 Gossip 1   See fewer
Rajika Puri
Gossip 2 Gossip 2   See fewer
Rick Senn
Piggly Wiggly Checker Piggly Wiggly Checker   See fewer
Jim Haffey
White Truck Driver White Truck Driver   See fewer
Dillon Rozell Gross
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
E.W. Colvin
Grandcraw Grandcraw   See fewer
Joyce Murrah
Lady at Lusco's Lady at Lusco's   See fewer
Kevin McNeil
Clarence Clarence   See fewer
Fred Matthews
Granddaddy (as Reverend Fred Matthews) Granddaddy (as Reverend Fred Matthews)   See fewer
Mahlon Bouldin
Student Student   See fewer
Buddy St. Amant
Biloxi Cop Biloxi Cop   See fewer
James Dale
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
Ben Burford
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
Sam Sherrill
Phinias T. Turnbull Phinias T. Turnbull   See fewer
Sadie Carr
Mildred Mildred   See fewer
Richard Crick
White Customer White Customer   See fewer
Alix W. Sanders
Postman Postman   See fewer
Shung Moo Joe
Chinese Customer Chinese Customer   See fewer
Jaimini Thaker
Kanti Bhai Kanti Bhai   See fewer
Hollis Pippin
Sylvester Artiste III Sylvester Artiste III   See fewer
Dewey Buffington
Evangelist Evangelist   See fewer
Tony McGhee
Rapper 1 Rapper 1   See fewer
J.D. Barrett
Rapper 2 Rapper 2   See fewer
Tre'Demond Spearman
Rapper 3 Rapper 3   See fewer
Argentina Moore
Rapper 4 Rapper 4   See fewer
Nora Boland
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Patsy Garrett
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Sahira Nair
Young Mina Young Mina   See fewer
Michael Wawuyo
Soldier on Bus Soldier on Bus   See fewer
Phavin Parbario
Young Jay Young Jay   See fewer
Emanuel Mudara
Young Okelo Young Okelo   See fewer
Immaculate Byakatonda
Okelo's Mother Okelo's Mother   See fewer
Amrit Panesar
Mrs. Bedi Mrs. Bedi   See fewer
Jimmy Din
Bharat Bharat   See fewer
Bonnie M. Lubega
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
Sammy E.D. Senkumba
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
Mayambala Ssekasi
Prison Captain Prison Captain   See fewer
Joseph Olita
Idi Amin Idi Amin   See fewer
Muteta Wilberforce
Soldier at Roadblock Soldier at Roadblock   See fewer
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