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A young Muslim woman struggles to find a new life in the British Pakistani enclave of coal-belt Keighley, West Yorkshire, northern England. Set against the backdrop of an uncertain community caught up in the tensions of 9/11, Yasmin comes to realize traditional allegiance to family and faith can only continue through the recognition of her responsibility to herself. Any reconciliation of her past must come from within - and somehow accommodate her newly adopted circumstances.
Archie Panjabi adds another sensitive performance to her growing resume.
Loy Machedo's Movie Review - Yasmin (2004)
WOW! If you want to see a movie about a that not many have heard and Must Watch - Look No Further. I was absolutely blown away by the movie! A Muslim Family, September 911, Life in Britain, the Challenges of a Woman and the Cross of a Father - Well the this the movie! Amazing Performances by Archie Panjabi (Yasmin), Renu Stena (Khalid), Syed Ahmed (Nasir) and Shaid Ahmed (Faysal), Brilliant Script by Simon Beaufoy of The Full Monty and Compelling Direction by Kenneth Glenaan & A.R. Kardar - This is a Very Powerful Movie that leaves you glued to your seats from the beginning to the end. Fantastic ! I loved it and highly recommend it.
Overall Ratings - 10 out of 10.
Yes, I must be in a select minority of people who have seen "Yasmin", the film about a Islamic woman living in Scotland before and after the 9/11 attacks. It's portrayal of the hard life and racism encountered is second-to-none, but you can't help wondering: why, if this is the way Islamic people actually live, is a white person directing it? And, from that, stems certain Western ideas that creep into the narrative, and form elements that some may see as bordering on racism.
Cinematography has been excellent. Some more on South Asians living in UK could be shown to however justify reason of Yasmin's. However Archie has been too good. The film has been a good one to watch.
A thought-provoking and well acted film from Channel 4. Archie Punjabi is stunning in the title role and, although at times lacking subtlety, it suitably addresses topical issues within our society.
A gud movie showing post 9/11 muslim life in western world! The conflict of mind and identity crisis faced by muslims is pictured elegantly.
Archie is fantastic in this great film which is thought provoking and moving.
Good and important and stuff. Like reading the Guardian but on a film; you automatically agree until you realise how self-righteous the undertones are.
EVERY MUSLIM MUST WATCH THIS FILM. The state violating you and your loved ones is hardly far away. It is, always, a mere whisper away.
Great film that tackles the muslim problem after 9/11 through the eyes of a female brit-born muslim.