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Writer:
Piyush Dinker Pandya (written by)
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Release Date:
28 September 2001 (UK) See more »
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College freshman Krishna Reddy, who has never cared for his Indian-American cultural heritage, looks... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Deep Katdare ... Krishna Gopal Reddy / Kris

Purva Bedi ... Nina Shah

Ronobir Lahiri ... Jagjit Singh

Rizwan Manji ... Salim Ali Khan

Kal Penn ... Ajay Pandya

Anil Kumar ... Rakesh Patel

Sunita Param ... Farah Saaed
Aladdin Ullah ... Gautam Rao (as Aladdin)

Eric Axen ... Eric Berger

Sanjit De Silva ... Chandu (as Sanjit Desilva)

Sunil Malhotra ... Hemant
Ami Shukla ... Priya
Krishen Mehta ... Krishna's father (as Krishan Mehta)
Smita Patel ... Mrs. Reddy
Bina Sharif ... Mrs. Saeed
Tirlok Malik ... Mr. Saeed

Ravi Khanna ... Mr. Singh
Peggy Robinson ... Eric's Mother
Pradip Kothari ... Mahesh Uncle
Sarika Chawla ... Neelam
Maya Vyas ... Indian Family member / Garba Dancer
Sujana Chandrasekhar ... Indian family member (as Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar)
Prabha Prasad ... Indian family member
M. Ramamathan ... Indian family member (as M. Ramanathan)
Sajan Ramanathan ... Indian family member
Lakshmi Ramanathan ... Indian family member
Chetan Rangachar ... Indian family member
Kailas Rangachar ... Indian family member
Leela Rangachar ... Indian family member
Raghu Rangachar ... Indian family member
Sumana Rangachar ... Indian family member
Rebecca Hewitt ... Rollerblading girl / Jogger
Lauren Taub ... Girl in Eric's Dorm
Joanne Stern ... Bookstore Clerk
Kevin Kane ... Intimidated Student
Peter Brouwer ... Professor Rosenstein
D. Jiminez ... Pan Bi Yong
Sarah Iffland ... Dining Hall Girl #1
Kim Donovan ... Dining Hall Girl #2
Robert Roznowski ... Hohnathon Scott
Mirjana Pekovic ... Mary Fuller
Hsin-Ping Chang ... Indian Club Member
Bhavesh Pandya ... Indian Club Member
Dipen Patel ... Indian Club Member
Chau Tai ... Indian Club Member
Danny Talati ... Indian Club Member
Ricky Talati ... Indian Club Member
Matt Mitler ... Indian Grocery Store Clerk
Nicki Cochrane ... Auntie #1
Yolande Bavan ... Auntie #2
Elena Melnik ... Tower Girl
Sarah Hutson ... Shower Girl
Cindy List ... Shower Girl
Ellen Mendlow ... Shower Girl
Denise Oswald ... Shower Girl
Sally Randa ... Shower Girl

Heather Robinson ... Jackie
Rekha Malhotra ... Bangra Party Host
Sujit Chawla ... Bhangra Party Host (as Sujit 'Chief' Chawla)

Laura Lockwood ... Shiela
Raj Pandya ... Garba Band
Smruti Pandya ... Garba Band
Amit Pandya ... Garba Band
Jigar Pandya ... Garba Band
Eshna Pandya ... Garba Band
Ragini Pandya ... Garba Band
Kamal Patel ... Garba Dancer #1
Niti Patel ... Garba Dancer #2 (as Neeti Patel)
Tanvi H. Amin ... Garba Dancer
Megha Barot ... Garba Dancer
Nidhi Chaudhary ... Garba Dancer
Arti Desai ... Garba Dancer
Avana Desai ... Garba Dancer
Bina Desai ... Garba Dancer
Shalini Desai ... Garba Dancer
Vaishali Desai ... Garba Dancer (as Vyshali Desai)
Adarsh Doshi ... Garba Dancer
Sonam Dubal ... Garba Dancer
Shavata Gaind ... Garba Dancer
Amish Jani ... Garba Dancer
Anju Kamkolkar ... Garba Dancer
Nidhi Khanna ... Garba Dancer
Punchali Khanna ... Garba Dancer
Rima Kotak ... Garba Dancer
Madhuri Kothari ... Garba Dancer
Joti Malhotra ... Garba Dancer
Pooja Mehta ... Garba Dancer
Sanjay Mehta ... Garba Dancer
Kaushal Pandya ... Garba Dancer
Ajay Patel ... Garba Dancer
Amar Patel
Ami Patel (as Amee Patel)
Arti Patel ... Garba Dancer (as Arati Patel)
Arpana Patel ... Garba Dancer
Avni Patel ... Garba Dancer (as Avani Patel)
Bijal Patel ... Garba Dancer
Binny Patel ... Garba Dancer
Dhruva Patel ... Garba Dancer
Gaurav Patel ... Garba Dancer
Hemal Patel ... Garba Dancer
Jayna Patel ... Garba Dancer
Jeegisha Patel ... Garba Dancer
Krina Patel ... Garba Dancer
Kruti Patel ... Garba Dancer
Palka Patel ... Garba Dancer
Payal Patel ... Garba Dancer
Prital Patel ... Garba Dancer
Rachit Patel ... Garba Dancer
Rinku Patel ... Garba Dancer
Ritesh Patel ... Garba Dancer
Roshni Patel ... Garba Dancer
Ruta Patel ... Garba Dancer
Sejal Patel ... Garba Dancer
Shivani Patel ... Garba Dancer
Sonali G. Patel ... Garba Dancer
Suketu Patel ... Garba Dancer
Sweta Patel ... Garba Dancer
Tapan Patel ... Garba Dancer
Tulsi Patel ... Garba Dancer
Vishal Patel ... Garba Dancer

Amit Shah ... Garba Dancer
Prapti Shah ... Garba Dancer
Purvi Shah ... Garba Dancer
Ritesh Shah ... Garba Dancer
Kavita Vishnuram ... Garba Dancer
Joshil Vitha ... Garba Dancer
Parag Vora ... Garba dancer #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amar Adatia ... Garba Dancer

Directed by
Piyush Dinker Pandya 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Piyush Dinker Pandya  written by

Produced by
Sujit Chawla .... associate producer
Deep Katdare .... executive producer
Deep Katdare .... producer
Cyrus Koewing .... executive producer
Gitesh Pandya .... producer
Kaushal Pandya .... associate producer
Piyush Dinker Pandya .... producer
Olivier Serra .... associate producer
Robert Tate .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Wig 
 
Cinematography by
Renato Falcão (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Tate 
 
Production Design by
Len X. Clayton 
 
Art Direction by
Len X. Clayton 
 
Makeup Department
Cindy List .... hair stylist
Cindy List .... makeup artist
Sally Randa .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ellen Mendlow .... production manager
Mark Tocher .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heather Robinson .... assistant director
Robert Roznowski .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nik Chinboukas .... carpenter
Andy Dorr .... assistant art director
John El Manahi .... assistant art director
John El Manahi .... sculptor
Bhavani Rao .... assistant set dresser
Gus Vitureira .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Michael Furjanic .... foley artist
Michael Furjanic .... sound editor
Matthew Polis .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Polis .... supervising sound editor
Chris Stearns .... assistant sound
Robert Tate .... sound
Michael Jordan .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dave Hutson .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leo Alvarez .... gaffer: New Jersey
Susan Heller .... best boy: Middlesex County College
Nikhil Kamkolkar .... assistant camera
Marc Labbate .... best boy: New Jersey
Marc Labbate .... gaffer: Middlesex County College
Chris Lally .... crane operator
Dhruv Majumdar .... assistant photographer
Dave Pisani .... gaffer: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarina Singh .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Nick Dibeneditto .... negative cutter: N&D Films
Cindy Thoennessen .... assistant editor (as Cindy Turnathon)
 
Music Department
Brian Bongo Davis .... music supervisor (as Brian 'Bongo' Davis)
 
Other crew
Karen Bhatia .... script supervisor (as Karen Hakime Bhatia)
Joe Campanella .... production assistant
Bob Costaine .... airbrush artist
Reshma Gopaldas .... production assistant
Kenny Higgins .... production assistant
Ami Jain .... jeweller
Srikant Nadkarni .... production accountant
Gitesh Pandya .... unit publicist
Dipen Patel .... production assistant
Kamal Patel .... assistant choreographer
Smita Patel .... choreographer
Bhavani Rao .... production assistant
Puneet Sharma .... production assistant
Ben Slatkin .... production assistant
Lauren Taub .... production assistant
Vinny Vinod .... production assistant
Vikas Bandhu .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Christophe Aroyo .... thanks (as Christophe Arroyo)
David Atkinson .... thanks
Paul Canniff .... thanks (as Paul Caniff)
Doug Graham .... thanks
Sharda Katdare .... thanks
Vasant Katdare .... thanks
Qasim Khan .... thanks
Albert Koewing .... thanks
Jane Koewing .... thanks
Pradip Kothari .... thanks
Pravin Kundamal .... thanks: SVJ LLC
Ted Larkin .... thanks
John Mandano .... thanks: Middlesex County College
Terry McGlincy .... thanks: Middlesex County College
Joe Oriente .... thanks
Dinker Pandya .... thanks
Madhu Pandya .... thanks
Ashok Patel .... thanks: Howard Johnson
Dolly Patel .... thanks
Kaushik Patel .... thanks
Jaideep Punjabi .... thanks
Sean Reddington .... thanks
Mohammed Rizwanullah .... thanks
Sidney Rogers .... thanks
Satinder Sadhar .... thanks
Olivier Serra .... thanks
Bhanu Solanki .... thanks
Dhiraj Solanki .... thanks
Joanne Stern .... thanks: Middlesex County College
David Teitelbaum .... thanks
Tim Vincent .... thanks
Peter Wainman .... thanks
Grant Winton .... thanks
Marina Winton .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
100 min
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Quotes:
[Watching Hindi Movies]
Krishna:This is driving me crazy!... It's been 10 minutes, aren't we due for another song-and-dance sequence?
[Song-and-dance sequence begins]
Krishna:Good I was starting to get worried... What is this? The next day? They've all changed clothes!... I've seen porno films with better storylines than this, honestly!
[Rakesh and Nina leave in aggravation]
Jagjit:Good job, yaar. Insulting Hindi films and admitting to watching Porno.
Salim:Maybe next time you can mention your bout with gonorrhea.
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Movie Connections:
References Umrao Jaan (1981)See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good Movie, 16 May 2001
Author: (ramdawgindahouse@yahoo.com) from rochester, ny

For an independent film it did a great job. Purva Bedi is hot, a good blend of east/west humor, and a good written script...I went to see this movie and there needs to be more movies like this one that shows indian culture in a good light and not behind a 7-11.

-Ramesh

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