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American Desi (2001)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  27 September 2002 (India)
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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

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£133,473 (UK) (5 October 2001)
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Nina: It's an email from Jagjit. Oh listen to this: "Loyal friend seeks suitable alliance for big-mouthed but well-intentioned roommate. Nineteen years, 5'11". Currently pursuing a degree in engineering. US Citizen... Girl should be very open-minded and understanding"
Priya: Oh that is so cute! Oh my god, you have to go!
Nina: No way, it's gonna take more than a fungal ad to makeup for last night.
[Nina gets another email and is reading it]
Nina: "Okay, how about a nice home-cooked dinner?"
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References Umrao Jaan (1981) See more »

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Written by Robin Cryer and Philip Hyland
Performed by Girlfriend
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Sometimes unreal, sometimes funny
4 April 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Stereotypical in parts. Don't tell me a Sikh would dress like that on campus! Also what's with the last name Reddy (south Indian) and speaking Hindi with a northern accent at home? It should have been something like Singh or Kapoor. Little things like this mess up the story's authenticity. Someone should have caught that. The other contrived scene was the crooked Indian shopkeeper - I know they lack in good service, but not that bad! Unless they were calling attention by way of a parody. Overall it was a fun movie. Good job by the director/actors.


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