February 22, 2024

The film is directed by ‘We Are Lady Parts’ creator Nida Manzoor.


A new clip from the upcoming action comedy Polite society provokes a sibling conflict to end all sibling conflicts. The clip, that is Released by IGN, shows sisters Lena and Ria Khan having a verbal disagreement that escalates into an all-out fight. Director Nida Manzoor, Polite society it mixes visual humor Edgar Wrightof movies with fancy martial arts Jackie Chan‘s cinema for a “cheerful mix” of genre thrillers and social satire.


Ritu Arya and Priya Kansara Lena and Ria Khan star as sisters, but when Lena accuses Ria of meddling in her relationships — especially her newly announced engagement — it can only be resolved through a good old-fashioned argument. “Khan vs. Khan,” the bold yellow letters spell out in Street Fighter mode, as the two sisters begin their battle in their bedroom. “I told you to piss off,” Lena tells Ria, rhythmically banging her head against a framed picture of the two of them. As the sisters are fighting upstairs, we cut to the parents looking quizzically at the ceiling.

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Despite what the clip might suggest, Lena and Ria really do love each other. The real reason behind Ria’s anger is that Lena has agreed to an arranged marriage with someone she doesn’t know, and Ria is worried that she has thrown her life away. Lena was ultimately the only person who supported Ria in her dream of becoming a stuntwoman. And now, she gives up her dreams of becoming an artist in favor of settling and resigning herself to what society expects of young women like her. Ria doesn’t have it.

Ritu Arya in Polite Society
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Polite society satirizes the orders placed on women, particularly South Asian women. The film’s “villain” is what people in South Asian communities would call “aunty”; and no one has described what it is better than Aunt Devi I’ve never never. “Aunts,” she said to everyone’s comfort in the show’s first season, “are old women who have no relationship with you, but are allowed to have opinions about your life and your shortcomings.” In recent years, there has been a rise in stories about the South Asian experience, thanks in large part to the success of shows like this. I’ve never never. In the first year, Ms. Marvel He did more than most elected officials to bridge the gap between India and Pakistan.

Polite society it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Collider’s Chase Hutchinson he praised the film’s heart and ambitious tonal shifts. In his review he wrote: “Polite Society proves to be a winning action comedy with wonderful characters you want to know more of.” Also the protagonist Nimra Buch, Shobu Kapur and To Ella Bruccole, Polite society It will be released in cinemas on April 28. You can watch the new clip here and read the film’s official synopsis below:

A joyous mix of sisterly love, parental despair, and daring action, POLITE SOCIETY follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan as she feels she must save her older sister Lena from her marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts the most ambitious wedding heist of all in the name of independence and sisterhood.

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