Jallebies And Tea

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Asha is lonely left in her flat all day long, until some extraordinary visitors appear.

Recently arrived in London from India, Asha is lonely left in her flat all day long, until some extraordinary visitors appear. Stars Nina Wadia.

Asha, recently arrived in London from India, is lonely left in her flat all day long.

Then some extraordinary visitors appear.

Stars Nina Wadia.

A fantastical comedy starring Nina Wadia, Ajay Chhabra, Renu Setna, Sameena Zehra and Saeed Jaffrey.

Asha has recently arrived in LONDON from INDIA with her husband.

She is shy, lonely and left in the flat all day long.

The varied community, family and social life she had easy access to back home has vanished almost overnight.

She is scared to go out and is intimidated by a noisy and racist neighbour.

Her husband Ajay believes he is providing for her every need and she doesn't complain to him because she is reluctant to hurt his feelings or seem ungrateful for all his hard work.

Asha turns round one day in her kitchen to see Mahatma Gandhi standing there.

After all that fasting he is extremely hungry.

In the 50 years since his death no one else has been considerate enough to provide him with a plaster for his gunshot wound, least of all one with a Pooh Bear pattern.

Gandhi is fascinated too by modern domestic machinery.

Soon Gandhi is joined by Paravati (Goddess Of Love) and SHIVa (Paravati's husband).

Asha finds herself cooking large quantities of food for this bizarre, bickering adopted family who remain invisible to her husband.

It becomes increasingly difficult for her to explain where the money goes.

But Asha finds herself gaining new skills and confidence from the threesome and, having learnt, with them, to use the computer, she begins to make some social headway and eventually find a mutually happy life for herself and Ajay in LONDON.

Asha, recently arrived in London from India, is lonely left on her flat all day long.