Based on the critically acclaimed memoir The Boy with the Topknot by journalist Sathnam Sanghera. Born to traditional Punjabi parents and growing up in Wolverhampton, Sathnam moves to London after graduating from Cambridge University. Living with his English girlfriend in London and excelling in his career as a columnist for The Times, he keeps his life very separate to the one he has in Wolverhampton with his family. He cannot bring himself to tell his family about Laura, his girlfriend because she is not a nice Sikh girl, which would be his Mother’s ideal.
When they decide to get married Sathnam has to make the trip to see his family and tell them about Laura but he is side-lined when he learns a painful family secret which turns his world upside down and make him revaluate everything. He realises that he has to bring his two separate worlds together if he is ever going to find happiness and he has to face the two main loves of his lives in doing so; his mother and his girlfriend. This is a touching, humorous and emotional story of a second generation Indian growing up in Britain and how he juggles his family, love life and career. It explores the sensitive subject of mental illness with courage and sensitivity.