What if you were a teenage girl who is more interested in playing soccer than learning to cook and finding a husband, over the objections of your traditional Indian family? This gentle and heartwarming story asks just that. The movie is set in multicultural London and is a wonderful example of how to smile at our cultural differences, without undermining others ideas. Bend It Like Beckham looks at the borderless story of a young person with a dream that conflicts with the expectations of her family and her community. Chadha manages to tell this warm story with a light touch that keeps the drama without losing the humour. This is managed by having a cast of uniformly superb actors with well-developed, natural characters to work with. A surprise hit upon its release, this is sure to be a pleasant surprise for those that missed it. It will hold your attention and give you a laugh and a smile.