A warm heart felt drama, set in a time that should never have been allowed.
'The World Unseen' is a beautiful film. The issues it deals with can be
seen to be controversial through a modern audiences eyes. Racial and
gay issues seem to be handled with a strict fist these days, but 'TWU'
tip-toes elegantly around these contentious matters making the
segregation between races and the circumstance of being gay come across
as simply outrageous and unacceptable by todays standards. People
should not and should never have had to live in fear. 'TWU' contains
great cinematography and the acting (notably from the two beautiful
lead roles Sheetal Sheth and Lisa Ray) is second to none. They
obviously received heart felt direction from Shamim Sarif and this
heart felt dedication shines through, throughout the movie. The ending
seems rather unresolved but we all have imaginations and thats half the
fun. We can decide for ourselves what happens to the characters Lisa
Ray and Sheetal Sheth portray (among others) in this magnificent
thought provoking drama. 'TWU' makes us feel thankful that the world it
depicts is a thing of the past, and long let it stay that way..
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In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their daughter Tala. But back at work in London, Tala encounters Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating Tala's best friend Ali. Tala sees something unique in the artless, clumsy, sensitive Leyla who secretly works to become a writer. And Tala's forthright challenges to Leyla's beliefs begins a journey of self-awareness for Leyla. As the women fall in love, Tala's own sense of duty and cultural restraint cause her to pull away from Leyla and fly back to Jordan where the preparations for an ostentatious wedding are well under way. As family members descend and the wedding day approaches, the pressure mounts until Tala finally cracks and extricates herself. Back in London, Leyla is heartbroken but learns to break free of her own self-doubt and her mother's expectations, ditching Ali and being honest with her parents about her sexuality. When Ali and Leyla's feisty sister Zara help throw Tala and Leyla together again, Tala finds that her own preconceptions of what love can be is the final hurdle she must jump to win Leyla back. .
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i like this movie. absolutely amazing.
alThe world unseen is truly amazing....0.0 I watched it and I fell in love with Lisa Ray. Her character in the film is very much like myself on some occasions and I wa glad she stood up for her husband. Made me think really. :)).
like this movie .
i can't think straight.
Beautiful film-stellar performances by Lisa Ray & Sheetal Sheth
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See you there! Sariena (Digital Babe)
First, let me say that I first became familiar with Shamim Sarif's
work, while visiting the Philadelphia Gay Film Festival over the last
few years. This will be long, as I ABSOLUTELY LOVE both films, and
can't recommend them enough for some humor, realistic drama and a
journey beyond any existing borders of the mind.
My partner of 10 years and I have become life-long fans of Shamim's
work, as this writer/director has captured our hearts and souls with
relevant and poignant story lines that could serve as crossover
projects for the mainstream media. I believe the latter is crucial in
engaging America and the world in a dialogue of equality which
transcends sexuality or gender.
I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT- ===================== This has taken its spot
among my favorite romantic comedies of all time. The soundtrack was
up-tempo, fun and playful. The colors, costumes and set design where
expertly integrated, and both this, and THE WORLD UNSEEN should be
re-released on Blu-Ray. The look of both films is amazing and begs for
This time Shamim Sarif uses humor effectively to shed light on the
cultural taboo of being in a same sex relationship. She re-casts Lisa
Ray as the confident, bold and seductive Tala, working on her own
business, opposite Sheetal Sheth as Leila, the shy, beautiful and
insightful writer, and object of Tala's affections.
Together they explore this very forbidden, but inevitable love, and
find their way to each other, with each other's help. But on the way,
they are aided by friends in very humorous situations, and hindered by
family members, still loyal to reserved tradition. The soundtrack is
virtually its own character, as it includes catchy and sexy songs
ranging from ethnic to ballad, which compliment Tala and Leila's
The cultural taboo of being in this relationship is a relatable
conundrum that many same sex couples have faced, and despite this
film's focus on Jordanian and Indian cultures, the overarching theme of
being threatened, disowned and shunned by family is universal and
sadly, very relevant. All of the characters are funny and charming, and
the dialogue is hilarious and smart, but never preachy. I found it
particularly interesting how the fathers in both THE WORLD UNSEEN and I
CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT were overall very supportive-another rare
depiction, given the theme and cultures depicted. ***SPOILER ALERT***
THE WORLD UNSEEN: ===================== For me, this film is a
stunning, visual masterpiece, based on the book of the same name. The
sweeping visual landscape, and texture and layers of the setting,
costumes, characters and lifestyle are simply magnificent and
breathtaking. The film also masterfully captures the inhumanity,
humiliation, cruelty and robbing of dignity caused by the laws of the
It is a period piece, set in 1950's South Africa and tells the
heartfelt and heart-breaking story of two women who find each other
under during a chance encounter which awakens an emotional connection
that ultimately unites them in heart, mind and soul. This occurs during
a time period, where mixed race relationships are considered criminal,
and the country has taken for granted that this should be acceptable.
That is, except for those that characters that fight to revolt against
this, and believe in equality.
This includes Amina, the rebellious, courageous character (Sheetal
Sheth) who ultimately reminds Miriam (Lisa Ray)-an oppressed and abused
housewife, who has lost herself and her interests, in her "role"- that
she the latter has the strength to stand on her own and be who she
wants to be-personally and professionally. Both Sheetal Sheth and Lisa
Ray do an incredible job of conveying their individual plights on
screen-sometimes with little spoken word and an artistic journey that
entrenches you into their quiet pain, caused by the situation. Their
scenes are some of the most skillful, yearning and heart-wrenching I
have ever seen.
The story is told with such subtle and emotional complexity that I've
rarely seen on film. Many feelings are conveyed with glances, the score
itself, and unsaid words, which make this film incredibly powerful.
Although the film leaves much implied, I was completely captivated by
the power of the performances of the leads, as well as the supporting
cast. I learned a great deal about the time period, as well as how much
courage each character had to find within him/herself to ultimately
emerge independent and dignified.
Amina is playful, bold, flirty and powerful and Miriam is reserved,
curious and taken with Amina and all that she represents. There is
passionate chemistry between the two female leads, who ultimately risk
everything to grasp that which is most important-love for each other
and for life and happiness. The film has an open end, but keen viewers
can deduce the outcome and will remember this powerful story forever.
This is the winner of numerous awards, including the official selection
at the Toronto Film Festival & London Film Festival. Do not miss this
Again, Shamim Sarif achieves the kind of crossover appeal, whether
intentional or not, that allows the universal themes of unstoppable
love to trump the sometimes "hot button" issues of gender, political
and sexual orientation components. Both leads and the entire supporting
cast envelop us with hope, laughter and inspiration. These two films
are truly must- sees and the behind the scenes extras on both DVD's are
Regardless of your sexual orientation, or interest in the genres, I
highly recommend these 2 pieces as examples of genius book to film
transitions and films that stand on their own (I've not read the books
yet), that deliver a poignant message of hope, equality, inspiration