A romantic comedy about a dysfunctional Punjabi family living in a terraced suburban home in Slough is now available on streaming sites after a successful cinema run.

Little English took to the big screen in March with Vue and Cineworld showing the film alongside other major titles.

Filmed in Slough, produced by Slough-based Resource Productions and directed by Slough-born Pravesh Kumar MBE, the movie stars an all-British South Asian Cast.

The synopsis reads: "Set in sunny Slough, Punjabi newlywed Simmy unexpectedly faces disappointment when her British Asian husband does a runner on their wedding night.

"With just a basic grasp of English, she is hounded by her kooky in-laws and unable to leave the house.

"She finds an unlikely ally in her wayward brother-in-law, Harry, and a secret romance blossoms. Will Simmy find the courage to follow her heart and pursue her dreams?"

Director Kumar, who has been producing plays and musicals about British South Asian communities for over 20 years in his role as Artistic Director and founder of Rifco Theatre Company, said: “It is not often British South Asian life is authentically seen through our lens.

"I wanted to portray contemporary experiences that offer an alternative to the stereotypical representations about our family life, that we are often burdened by.

"There are no white saviours, and we are just as ordinary and dysfunctional as everyone else.

"We need more stories like this that truly reflect and represent our communities, so that we feel we too can take part.” 

The UK tour was supported by the British Film Institute, and funds from the National Lottery. 

It follows a successful run on the festival circuit, having premiered at the London Indian Film Festival and won the audience choice award for the Best Narrative Feature at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival last year. 

Little English is available on Amazon, BFI Player, YouTube, Sky, Virgin, iTunes, Google Play and Rakuten TV from today (December 11).