Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 222 min.
The Buddha of Suburbia is a 1993 British four-part television serial, directed by Roger Michell. Based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, the programme starred Naveen Andrews as the main character, Karim Amir. The programme's music was written and performed by David Bowie. Karim Amir is a mixed-race 17-year-old who lives in a South London suburb during the 1970s. With an English mother and a Pakistani father, Karim is uncertain of his cultural identity. As his father becomes a kind of spiritual guru to the surrounding middle-class neighbours, Karim begins to explore his cultural roots with hopes that he will achieve sexual and racial self-realisation.
talky, sincere, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty, serious
drugs/alcohol, rock, immigrants, strong sexual content, self discovery, culture clash, suburbs, coming of age, infidelity, society, hippie, arranged marriage, racism, actor, couple relations, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, indian lead, punk band, punk, group sex, homosexuality, teenager ...
20th century, 70s, 80s
england, europe, london, new york