Born to Punjabi parents in the West Midlands, Sathnam's memoirs are a humorous, touching and emotional story of a second-generation Indian growing up in Britain. The Boy with the Topknot is an account of his childhood and facing up to a bunch of painful family secrets and truths in his twenties not least that his father and sister had suffered from schizophrenia and that he was going to defy expectations of an arranged marriage. This stunning film is hilarious and heart-rending in equal measure, and this adaptation paints an authentic portrait of an everyday family,... capturing how they work, love and fight like any other, and how they learn how to live with mental illness. The Boy with the Topknot is something truly fresh and uproariously life-affirming. Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing. [show more]
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British biographical drama centred around the childhood and family life of journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera. Growing up in a Sikh family in Wolverhampton, young Sathnam (Himmut Singh Datt) experienced an emotional and turbulent upbringing with a schizophrenic father and discovering later that his sister too suffered with the mental illness. Struggling to maintain two separate lives as an adult living in London, Sathnam (Sacha Dhawan) keeps his private life a secret from his family so as not to cause any upset as he dates white girls and must find a way to tell his mother he will not marry a Sikh woman.