The racial subtlety of a Black and White Minstrel Show abounds in this film. The domineering Indian mother, the witless 'anything you want, memsahib' Indian hotelier, the elderly sex-mad man/woman, the 'lets look on the bright side of things' widow, the bigoted northern racist.
Each character may have been funny for a vignette - and the start of the film was wry, witty and with some pathos, full of one liners and promising a great deal. But the characters did not develop. They remained one dimensional. he acting was good, can't say the same about the script, except for the opening sequence.
But I am glad I saw the film as it has made me value a good script.