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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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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£54,530 (UK) (5 October 2001)

Gross:

£133,473 (UK) (5 October 2001)
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Quotes

Jagjit: Look at this place! Can you believe there's this many freshmen?
Salim: It's going to be a very tough year, yaar. We're going to have to study much harder to beat the curve.
Ajay: You're at a goddamn party bitch! Fa'get about ya curve! Let's go get some desi booty!
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Connections

References Pyaasa (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Mundian To Bach Ke
Music by Panjabi MC
Performed by Labh Janjua (as Labh Jajua)
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had more potential
9 October 2001 | by (baltimore) – See all my reviews

as a film student, and as an indian i think i had too much expectation for the film. I loved the concept as well ideas expressed, as i could totally relate to the film. however, it wasnt as polished a movie as I'd like, and some of it was so corny i wanted to hit mute to finish out a scene. overall, the acting was decent for a small film, but the editing was par and the story was way too predictable.


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