Bend It Like Beckham (2002) - Synopsis
Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham?
Helkon SK are proud to present the third feature from award winning writer/director Gurinder Chadha. Her debut film ‘Bhaji on the Beach’, won her the Evening Standard British Film Award for ‘Best Newcomer to British Cinema’ in 1994, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best British Film.
Eighteen year-old Jess’s parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play football like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she’s spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women’s football team. The girls are the same age and they share the same dreams. As they become firm friends, their team really starts to go places.
But Jess’s parents don’t understand why she won’t settle down, study for law school and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. Why, they wonder, can’t she be more like her sister, Pinky, who’s engaged to a very suitable young man? If they only knew what Pinky gets up to…
Jules dreams of playing pro football in the States, but her Mum wishes she could be a bit more girlie - how is she ever going to find a boyfriend if she won’t put on a dress? What her Mum doesn’t know is that Jules isn’t interested in playing the field, she’s just after one man, Joe, but being the team coach, Joe is out of bounds.