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The Boy with the Topknot (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 8 November 2017
One-off drama based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of British journalist Sathnam Sanghera. A touching, humorous and emotional rites-of-passage story.

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Lynsey Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Dhawan ... Sathnam
Deepti Naval ... Sathnam's Mother
Anupam Kher ... Sathnam's Father
Joanna Vanderham ... Laura
Vineeta Rishi ... Puli
Jaz Deol Jaz Deol ... Rajah
Anjli Mohindra ... Bindi
Himmut Singh Datt Himmut Singh Datt ... Young Sathnam (as Himmut Singh Dhatt)
Shaheen Khan Shaheen Khan ... Aunt Sharanjit
Kriss Dosanjh Kriss Dosanjh ... Uncle Mohinder
Aaron Thiara Aaron Thiara ... Hardip
Ravin J. Ganatra Ravin J. Ganatra ... Dr. Dutta
Dinita Gohil Dinita Gohil ... Kiran Chahal
Michael Shelford ... Greg
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ... Carol
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One-off drama based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of British journalist Sathnam Sanghera. A touching, humorous and emotional rites-of-passage story.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Punjabi

Release Date:

8 November 2017 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The filming of Satnams parents house was in Shirley, Solihull not Wolverhampton. See more »

Goofs

When Satnam is taking his mother to the hospital, at first, his Mum isn't wearing her seatbelt. Then, after a cut, she suddenly is wearing it. See more »

Soundtracks

Club Tropicana
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Performed by Wham!
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Moving Asian drama
15 November 2017 | by peterrichboySee all my reviews

Extremely well made production from the BBC about a young Indian man wrestling with his conscious. Deeply in love with a white English girl, yet unable to bring himself to tell his his family who want him to marry a nice Indian girl. As he tries to bring himself to tell his family this leads him on to a voyage of discovery about his family which he was previously unaware of. Beautifully written by Mick Ford and Sathnen Saghera and terrific performances throughout. Highly recommend 8/10


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