Single mum Meera (Tannishtha Chatterjee) is an Australian of Indian origin. Smart and independent, she has carved out a successful life for herself and her daughter...despite family pressure to find a 'nice Indian match'. Then Meera meets Will (Brett Lee), a blonde, blue-eyed Aussie charmer. But falling in love with an Australian is not only scandalous - it's unIndian! Does she do what her family wishes, or follow her heart?Wikipedia
Lee, surprisingly, isn’t bad at all, and manages the emotional bits quite well, though he does flatten in bits. So does the film, but meanwhile it makes its point that East and West can sometimes be best.
Writer Thusha Sathi should have paid more attention to the plot. Apart from clashes of culture UnIndian doesn’t have much going on. If you think of it, after spending over 90 minutes, all you’d remember of the film is a clichéd cross-over film.Watch it if you are a true blue Brett Lee fan.
The upbeat feel of the film is undemanding, and doesn’t have any surprises in store. Watch it if you want some simple stuff that doesn’t annoy you.
The film isn’t void of typical Bollywood clichés either but the endearing romance between Lee and Chatterjee makes UnIndian a decent watch.
UNIndian, as a film, has its own share of pitfalls to negotiate. It occasionally resorts to contrived means to get around its loose ends. Yet, in the ultimate analysis, the film never trips irretrievably.
Anupam Sharma's romcom is a refreshing take on cross-cultural relationships in contemporary times. The film doesn't succumb to cliches.
Brett Lee's bowling (as Will) gets sledged in the film, buy an Indian cardiologist 'wanker', no less. His acting, while it leaves a lot to be desired, could do with some net practice. But he'll get there soon enough. The film itself, could've done better with better writing.
UnIndian won't bowl you over but it is that breezy film which has enough moments to make you chuckle and laugh.
This film may be called UnIndian but its treatment, writing and technique is unmistakably Indian and a little too obsessed with being masala. The only good thing about this frivolous romance is its leading man and his good looks.
This is not meant to be serious stuff. It’s a harmless, reasonably enjoyable outing if you’re not expecting too much from it!
With fairly moderate production values, the film is glossy and upbeat. The aerial shots of the city are well-captured.Overall, ‘UnIndian’ is a frothy film, worth a watch to encourage Brett Lee.
Watch unIndian if you like Brett Lee and would like to see him make his big silver screen debut. Watch the movie if you are in the mood for an Aussie romantic comedy with Indian.. er.. unIndian flavors.
UnIndian, despite its flaws, still has all the ingredients to be a feel good date movie. With a runtime less than two hours, it won’t make you shuffle much in your seats. Watch the film for Brett Lee’s charming debut and Tannishtha Chatterjee showing once again that she is a versatile performer.
While most gags fall flat, Lee is decidedly bad enough to be good in a dream sequence where he shakes a leg to "Jumme Ki Raat" (Kick) — like a freak reality show contestant.
The first half of UnIndian is light and funny, but the second half is filled with unnecessary drama used to bring the much needed substance to the movie. This romcom is a leisurely watch – don’t expect much from it. But we loved the experimentation with the casting of UnIndian starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Brett Lee, Supriya Pathak, Akash Khurana and Gulshan Grover.
...heavy on the sort of cultural tropes that buoy the average NRI comedy: weddings, differing values, mock horror over Caucasian men preying on innocent Indian women and the long-simmering sexual union (cut down in the Indian version). But the dialogue is easy on the ear and the cultural anxieties are just a stock-in-trade.