The Taste Is Not the Same


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 18 minutes

Inter-caste marriages remain a rarity in India, but when Indira and Balakrishna Pillay chose to marry across caste lines in 1969, such unions were virtually unheard of. Life in America promised an escape from their feuding families as well as career opportunities, and despite plans to return to India, America soon became home. These days, the Pillays are a Midwestern suburban couple like so many others, and they have a lot to say about everything! THE TASTE IS NOT THE SAME offers a humorous and poignant look at this Indian American duo as they reflect on marriage, nostalgia, aging, suburban life, immigration, and the family china cabinet.

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