Characters: Lisa, Bibi, Krishna,
Sashi, Grandma, Rita,
Shitwhardhan, Balrama, Anil
What are the Cultural identities of the main characters? (e.g.
Krishna, his parents, Rita's parents, her grandma, and Lallu Bhai.)
Which race or kind of people are stereotyped in the film?
How is Canada's multiculturalism criticized in the film?
Major motifs -- airplane and flying; What is the significance of the airplane,
which appears several times in the film?
What can the title suggest about the meanings the director wants to convey?
Three Krishna's -- Why does
the director use his own name as the name of both the protagonist and the
Indian god which shows up on TV and wear hockey uniform?
Cultural Identities and Canadian
Group Report Outline
by Emily, Ming, Dolphin, Pony, Albert
Cultural identity of the younger generation
a. no cultural identification; separation
--- no job in Canada
want to go back
go to Vancouver eventually
b. cynical personality
--- defensive - "loser"
- a house with no neighbors
"Don't you feel anything?" asks Rita.
c. relationship with the little boy
--- Krishna's death
a. think about her cultural identification through her
b. relationship with Krishna
c. comparison with Sashi
Lord Krishna---Representative of the older generation; incompatible with
their immediate surroundingsÜ
Culture identity of the older generation
The Indian god---strong existence as part of
Indian culture against Canada culture
Dramatic presence--- depicted in a rather
Loss of power---Grandma's complaint
Disappearance of people's belief ---
Human Krishna’s death
Masala : a kind of spice
has the meaning of "trouble"
Airplane : for Krishna -- the complex of hometown
for Rita -- the dream of flying
Stamp : poor efficiency of Canada mail system