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ABCD (1999)

 -  Drama  -  12 October 2000 (USA)
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The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

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Cast

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Anju
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Raj
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Nina
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Ashok
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Brian
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Julia
Adriane Forlana Erdos ...
Tejal
Rex Young ...
Sam
Gil Grail ...
Mark
Bob Bonnet ...
Cop
Alexander Lasky ...
Gordon
David Mann ...
Tony
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Jennifer
Vince Byrne Sr. ...
MacKenzie
Nicki Cochrane ...
Asha
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The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

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The title stands for "American Born Confused Desi" (pronounced "Deshi" in the film. The confusion refers to the clash of cultural identities and Desi to a person of South Asian descent. Variations on the term extend the acronym to all letters of the alphabet, from A to Z. See more »

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A terrible movie
18 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is abysmal. The plot revolves around an Indian family living in New Jersey and the problems each of them face in integrating their traditional Indian values with fast paced American culture.

This film is a complete void for me; I simply don't understand who this movie is aimed at. If it is aimed at first generation immigrants, then it would only scare them by preying on traditional fears of westernization. If it is for Indians who have grown up in America, it alienates them through portrayals of mindless sheep who simply follow a "white" mentality. If it is for an American population who want to understand the Indian mindset, then the complete lack of realism only serves to marginalize Indians with outdated images of false stereotypes.

There are some superb films that exist about Indians living outside India (e.g. East is East, Bhaji on the Beach), watch one of those. Please don't waste your time on this tripe.


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