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American Desi (2001)

College freshman Krishna Reddy, who has never cared for his Indian-American cultural heritage, looks forward to a new life on campus but is surprised to find that he has been assigned ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deep Katdare ...
Krishna Gopal Reddy / Kris
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Nina Shah
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Jagjit Singh
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Salim Ali Khan
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Ajay Pandya
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Rakesh Patel
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Farah Saaed
Aladdin Ullah ...
Gautam Rao (as Aladdin)
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Eric Berger
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Chandu (as Sanjit Desilva)
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Hemant
Ami Shukla ...
Priya
Krishen Mehta ...
Krishna's father (as Krishan Mehta)
Smita Patel ...
Mrs. Reddy
Bina Sharif ...
Mrs. Saeed
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Storyline

College freshman Krishna Reddy, who has never cared for his Indian-American cultural heritage, looks forward to a new life on campus but is surprised to find that he has been assigned Indian roommates. Through his new experiences, he struggles to understand the side of himself he has always turned his back on in order to fit in. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated
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27 September 2002 (India)  »

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Американские приключения  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$305,054 (USA) (16 March 2001)

Gross:

$902,835 (USA) (13 April 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jagjit: You go to the grocery store and pick up a couple of things. Ajay, you go back an prepare the kitchen. I'll go deliver the invitations.
Krishna: How about you get that stuff, and I'll ask out Nina. Huh?
Jagjit: That's your problem, yaar. You think too much like an American. If you want to get an Indian girl, you have to think like an Indian. You need to use Indian technique. You need a go-between. Now go!
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Connections

References Tere Mere Sapne (1971) See more »

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Awake
Written by Jeff Dood
Performed by The Rotating Letters
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a little bit american, a little bit desi
31 January 2003 | by (Brampton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

After having seen films like Bend It Like Beckham, Bollywood/Hollywood, American Desi seemed like familiar territory but nevertheless a very one. For those who think the film is cliched, they didn't get it. Because it is meant to give those cliches a humorous look. The humor in the film is very well done. Instead of having an offensive or critical view of anything in particular, the film takes more of a funny spin on things. There are oddities and stereotypes in every culture; the film tries to give the american and desi cultures a bit of a homage, with a chuckle of course. 8/10.


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