Polite Society

13 December 2023

UK 2019

104 Minutes

Director: Nida Manzoor

Certificate 12A – Moderate threat, violence, sex references, infrequent strong language

We Are Lady Parts creator Nida Manzoor directs this wickedly funny crowd-pleaser brimming with hi-jinks, high kicks and some Bollywood style razzle-dazzle. British Pakistani schoolgirl Ria (Priya Kansara) is an expert martial arts fighter and dreams of a career as a stuntwoman. Her big sister Lena (Ritu Arya) has dropped out of art school and is drifting in limbo until a whirlwind romance threatens to carry her off. What is the possible appeal of handsome, sensitive, wealthy, geneticist Salim (Akshay Khanna)? Now Lena is abandoning all her dreams to become his wife and move to Singapore. Something doesn’t add up and a distraught Ria is determined to uncover the truth. Is plotting to kidnap Lena from her own wedding a step too far?