After the success of East is East and West is West, British Pakistani playwright Ayub Khan Din is set to delight film fans with his latest offering ‘All in Good Time’, which releases this May.
The film is adapted from Din’s hugely successful, Olivier Award-winning play ‘Rafta Rafta’ and tells the story of yet another close knit and raucous British Asian family living in Bolton.
Reece Ritchie (The Love Bones) and Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited) star as Atul Dutt and his young bride Vina for whom married life is proving far from straightforward. Their troubles are exacerbated by the presence of Atul’s parents in an adjoining bedroom and numerous troublesome relatives.
With meddling parents, nosy neighbours and a gossipy community, can this marriage last? And will Atul’s parents face up to the shaky state of their own marriage?
Harish Patel (Run Fat Boy Run) and Meera Syal (Anita and Me) reprise their roles from the original play as Atul’s parents, Eeshwar and Lopa.
The film has already received warm reviews from audiences at the Glasgow and Dublin Film Festivals where the film’s stars have been introducing cinema goers to the drama and comedy inherent in the British Asian community as so wonderfully portrayed by Khan Din in the past.
Meera Syal says of the film: “Principally, it’s a family comedy. What is great about Ayub's writing is he can turn on a sixpence, so you can be hilariously laughing one minute but then suddenly you’re into something very real and dark and moving about family life.”
All In Good Time is directed by Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, Made In Dagenham) and produced by Oscar nominated Andy Harries (The Queen) and Suzanne Mackie (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots).
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- UKAsian Staff