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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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Deep Katdare ...
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Farah Saaed
Aladdin Ullah ...
Gautam Rao (as Aladdin)
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Chandu (as Sanjit Desilva)
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Hemant
Ami Shukla ...
Krishen Mehta ...
Krishna's father (as Krishan Mehta)
Smita Patel ...
Mrs. Reddy
Bina Sharif ...
Mrs. Saeed
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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 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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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 USA:

$305,054, 18 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$902,835, 15 April 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Jagjit: What man? What'll be all right? That I have to spend the rest of my life designing buildings in a job that I hate? You call that ALL RIGHT? I don't know why I bothered man. I knew he was gonna find out eventually and he never understands! I don't wanna see this stuff, anymore!
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References Umrao Jaan (1981) See more »

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Hasina Maan Jaao
Performed by Raj Pandya & Group
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a little bit american, a little bit desi
31 January 2003 | by 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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