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Unhallowed Ground Review

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To make up for their low budget, this team of young British filmmakers throw everything they can think of at the screen, including an enjoyably fresh-faced young cast. So even if the movie is ultimately paper-thin, it's at least bringing chaos on three levels, each of which manages to offer a few decent laughs and freak-out moments along the way.

It's set in the English countryside, where a posh boys' school is breaking up for the holidays. Three military trainee students have to stay for one more night to get some experience patrolling the grounds. Aki, Rish and Danny (Marcus Griffiths, Thomas Law and writer Paul Raschid) are joined for the night by cadets from the nearby girls' school: Verity, Sophie and Meenah (Poppy Drayton, Morgane Polanski and Rachel Petladwala). And as they get down to partying and a bit of work, they are unaware that cat-burglars Shane and Jazz (Will Thorp and Ameet Chana) are breaking into the archive downstairs. But no one realises that tonight is the anniversary of a tragedy during the 1665 Black Plague, which means that there are ghosts on the hunt as well.

The script gleefully merges all three of these plot elements with teen antics and red herrings, plus characters with just enough personality that we can almost tell them apart. There are various relationships between them, including unspoken attraction, rivalries and secret betrayals that add twists and turns to the plot. But no one emerges as a focal character, so there isn't anyone to root for. In fact, the most enjoyable people are the nasty ones, notably the aggressive Aki and the thuggish Shane. Still, each of the actors does what he or she can to bring these energetic young people to life, adding texture and shifting the inter-connections as things get messier and messier.

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James Alexandrou and Ameet Chana - British Premiere of romantic comedy, Amar Akbar & Tony, depicting the lives of three childhood friends in the unique and vibrant landscape of multicultural London at Cineworld, Haymarket, London at Cineworld - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 9th April 2015

James Alexandrou and Ameet Chana
James Alexandrou
James Alexandrou

Guest and Ameet Chana - The Asian Awards 2014 held at Grosvenor House Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th April 2014

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Ameet Chana and Wembley Arena Thursday 25th October 2012 Lebara Mobile Asian Music Awards held at Wembley Arena - Arrivals

Ameet Chana and Wembley Arena

Ameet Chana - Ameet Chana, Thursday 27th September 2012 at the press night performance of the RSC's 'Much Ado About Nothing' at The Noel Coward Theatre.

Ameet Chana
Ameet Chana

Ameet Chana - Ameet Chana and guest London, England - World premiere gala screening of 'The Infidel' held at the Hammersmith Apollo Thursday 8th April 2010

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Bend It Like Beckham Review


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With preternatural good looks, a Spice Girl for a wife, and an uncanny ability to kick a soccer ball and make it land wherever he wants, David Beckham is one of the biggest stars of British sports. The soccer player was nice enough to lend his name to Bend It Like Beckham, a spirited, good-natured coming of age comedy that encompasses the immigrant experience, gender identity and family expectations with an engaging, natural ease.

The film follows Jesminder (Parminder K. Nagra), the child of Punjabi émigrés living in suburban London -- and one of Beckham's biggest fans. Posters of the footballer's exploits cover her walls, she wears his jersey when she plays soccer with the boys in the park, and she studies his moves during games on TV. But it's Jess's soccer skills that catch the eye of Juliette (Keira Knightley), who plays for a local women's soccer club. Jess finds herself recruited and suddenly realizes that soccer dreams of her own are not farfetched.

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