A place one calls home, in my opinion, means a place where I can be conformable to relax, be with close family, feel secure, free to some extent, and over all at peace and happy. Obviously in almost all of the films that we have watched this is not the case. I find this problematic since I have my opinion of what is considered a home.
The part of Desai’s article that stands out to me is when he talks about home being the place that has no space for nostalgic and homesickness “nonsense” (p.146). The fact that all of these women in Bhaji on the Beach took a trip together, allows them to have that space that they need to be nostalgic, homesick, and at the same time provided them with time to reflect on what everything means and what decisions they should make. It is almost like a one day escape from their reality. I also like the idea of home “as a fiction that can be written and rewritten” (p. 146). I like that perspective of “being able to change something that it is not working” because it empowers women and gives them the option to not be stuck in something for the rest of their lives. It is almost like saying and giving women the power and motivation they need to be the best that they can be, to fight the obstacles in life, and be happy and free since nothing is permanent. This is the case in Bhaji on the Beach. I really enjoyed the story and the happy ending.