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A Private Enterprise 1974

78 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter K. Smith

Shiv, an enterprising Indian immigrant, navigates industrial Birmingham in an attempt to set up a business manufacturing plastic toys and trinkets. He negotiates the tricky differences between the expectations of his Indian community and the ambitions of his private life, switching picket lines for business leadership and mixing arranged marriages with romantic explorations.

Culturally astute and deftly amusing, A Private Enterprise was the first British feature film to focus on the lives and experiences of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent.

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Directed by

Peter K. Smith


Shukla Bhattercharjee

Ramon Sinha

Marc Zuber

Salmaan Peer




Asian community in Great Britain


Unavailable on DVD Forgotten Features South Asian Britain on Film




United Kingdom



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