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Not recommended under 13; parental guidance 13-15 (Sex scene; scenes which may disturb young children)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to a sex scene and scenes that may disturb younger children|
|Children 13 - 15||Parental guidance recommended|
|Children 15 and over||OK for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||unIndian|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sex scene|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Meera (Tannishtha Chatterjee) is an Indian immigrant living in Sydney, Australia. She is a single mother, divorced from her husband, living with her ten-year-old daughter Smitha (Maya Sathi) and working in marketing for the Cochlear Company. Meera’s parents (Supriya Pathak and Akash Khurana) move to Australia to be near their daughter. They are very anxious to find a suitable husband for Meera and think they have found the answer in Samir (Anupam Sharma), a doctor from a very respectable Indian family. The problem for Meera is that while respecting her Indian traditions, she doesn’t want to be told who to marry, particularly a man she finds arrogant and vain.
By chance Meera meets Will (Brett Lee), an average Aussie guy who teaches Australian English at the University of New South Wales. Will is captivated by her beauty and with the help of his friends T.K. (Arka Das) and Mitch (Adam Dunn) he sets about trying to win Meera’s heart. This proves quite complex however, as trying to breach the gap between the two cultures is no easy task for Will or Meera.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Diversity and multiculturalism; immigration; family relationships and parental rights
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the above scene.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above scene.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Younger children in this age group may be disturbed by the above-mentioned scene.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
UnIndian is a romantic comedy about a cross-cultural relationship and the hurdles the couple have to overcome. In true Bollywood style, it is bright and colourful and has a good message of tolerance and integration. As it contains a sex scene, for which it is rated M, it is not suitable for younger viewers and young children may be scared by Deepak’s kidnapping of his daughter.
The main messages from this movie are that different cultures can live harmoniously with each other and that people should look for the positives rather than the negatives, in each other and in other cultures.
Parents may wish to discuss Deepak’s motives for wanting to take Smitha back to India. Was it because he loved her or was it just for his own needs?
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