The Effectiveness of Bend it Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha Essay

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The Effectiveness of Bend it Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha

Bend it like Beckham is a film about a tradition Indian family with two daughters, Jessminder and Binky Bamrah. Binky is engaged to another Indian Sikh, Teetu, and Jessminder is only interested in one thing… Football!

Jessminder plays football in the park with her friend, Tony, and his friends until Jules, a player for the Hounslow Harriers Women's Football Team, asks Jessminder to come along for a try out for her football team.

The next scene is showing how well the girl players at the Hounslow Harriers can play football which I think is effective because it shows that women can play football as well as men. Jessminder tries
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Their dialects are very different as Jessminder is from Hounslow so she has a very typical London accent but is quite soft whereas Joe is from Ireland so his dialect is very Irish.

The camera angle is sharp and mainly shows the actors talking and only moves slightly when each actor talks and to show the scars on their legs.

In the end Jess makes a joke about her scar which I think should have been thought over more carefully because even though it lightens up a very emotionally heavy scene it could also be offensive to people who have been scared in the same way; even though it isn't meant to be offensive.

In the end the camera follows the two of them to the pitch and that is the end of the scene.

The rest of the story line follows on with the preparations for Binky and Teetu's wedding which I think does get a bit monotonous as it goes over the same things and Jess playing football and lying to her parents about it. Finally a date for Binky and Teetu's is set and it's the same date as the final football match.

On the day of the wedding the focus is

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