Written by Thushari Perera
The plot of Two Dosas, a multi-award winning short comedy film long-listed for a BAFTA and an Oscar now freely available on Vimeo is fittingly described as a film about “Geeky Pavan [who] takes his ‘English Rose’ on a date to the most authentic Indian restaurant in the city. To his horror she goes off-menu…”.
There is not much to add to this great description, except perhaps that it is funny, warm and a kind of a cross between the popular US sitcom The Big Bang Theory and a new take on the late 90s British Asian BBC comedy Goodness Gracious Me with Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal.
I was also surprised to learn that it was co-written by Nikesh Shukla, editor of the book The Good Immigrant and Sarmad Masud, director of the film My Pure Land.
The only “minus” I would give to this short film is that it does not have the “happy ending” I was expecting. But that’s not the point I guess, it is about British humour, irony, awkwardness, immigration, intermingling and mélange.