Bend It Like Beckham | 2002

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

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Main Plot

Two ambitious girls, despite their parents' wishes, have their hearts set on careers in professional football.


  • Parminder Nagra's character in Bend It Like Beckham is called Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra. She is the main protagonist and a talented football player.
  • Jules Paxton, Keira Knightley's character in Bend It Like Beckham, is a talented football player and the best friend of the protagonist, Jess.
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers played Joe in Bend It Like Beckham, a coach who helps Jess pursue her passion for football.


In the end, Jess defies her parents' wishes and plays in the final match of the football tournament. She scores the winning goal, leading her team to victory. Her parents finally accept her passion for football and attend the match, cheering for her. Jess's sister, Pinky, gets engaged, and Jess reconciles with her best friend, Jules. The film concludes with Jess receiving a scholarship offer to play football in the United States, fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional player.

Gurinder Chadha