Buddha of Suburbia RE-RELEASE (DVD)
Naveen Andrews stars as an Anglo-Indian teenager growing up in 1970s suburban London in the acclaimed Buddha of Suburbia. Both amusing and disturbing, this story of sexual and political awakening is adapted from Hanif Kureishi's (My Beautiful Launderette) bestseller, with music by David Bowie. Special features: Audio commentary with writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell. Music promo video "The Buddha of Suburbia" performed by David Bowie Synopsis Based on the 1990 novel by author/screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Launderette), this frank, funny BBC mini-series originally ran on UK television in 1993. It is the mid-1970s, and Karim (Andrews) is a teenager of Pakistani descent in London. His office worker father (Seth) suddenly becomes a neighbourhood guru, teaching meditation classes around the neighborhood. Before long, Karim's father has a mistress (Fleetwood), whose son, a glam rocker who is also the coolest kid in school (Mackintosh), Karim finds himself strangely attracted to. Will Karim be able to navigate the confusion of youth and make a mark in theatre? Kureishi's funny and expansive tale, full of interesting characters, is given due treatment here, with a fine soundtrack by David Bowie.
Running Time: 215 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 17 Sept. 2007