Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  28 May 2004 (India)
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Harish Kumar Patel lives with his mom and dad in Valsad, Gujarat, India, where he is studying Electronic Engineering. His dad, Satish Kumar, wants him to re-locate to the U.S., live with ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diwakar Pathak ...
Satish Kumar Patel
Hari (Harishkumar S. Patel)
Indravadan Tridevi ...
Bholey Shankar Maharaj
Arun Bakshi ...
Dr. Bakshi
Ulka Amin ...
Mrs. Bakshi
Shaan Puri ...
Deepu Bakshi
Mo (Mohan Bakshi)
Ankur Patel ...
Tan Tu ...
Prakash Desai ...
Mr. Kumar
Mousami Dave ...
Poonam Mehta
Indi Wijay ...
Raju Mathews (as Indy Wijay)
M. Kabir
Charlie Flynn ...
Engineering Professor
Tina Cherian ...
Priya Varghese


Harish Kumar Patel lives with his mom and dad in Valsad, Gujarat, India, where he is studying Electronic Engineering. His dad, Satish Kumar, wants him to re-locate to the U.S., live with the Bakshis, study, and marry the girl of his choice. Harish must first go through the blessings of an Astrologer, Bholey Shankar Maharaj, who blesses him, informs him that he will meet a girl whose name will start with "P", who he will marry. An overly excited Harish travels all the way to Houston, Texas, U.S. where he is met fondly by the Bakshi family, consisting of Mrs. and Dr. Bakshi, Mohan, and Deepu. In keeping with the fear and paranoia after the September 11 attacks, Mrs. Bakshi has made it a practice to place American flags in the front pockets of her sons, and she does it now for Harish as well. Mohan is around Harish's age and shows him around the campus. Harish meets with a beautiful Malyalee girl, Priya, and falls in love with her. But things do not go as planned when Harish finds out ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

28 May 2004 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Dude, Where's the Party?  »

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Opening Weekend:

$48,832 (USA) (5 September 2003)


$48,832 (USA) (5 September 2003)

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Did You Know?


The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. Ironically enough, Thakkar's character in the film is exactly the type of person he barred from parties in those days. See more »


Hari: Hello, doggies!
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References Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) See more »

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Clear depiction of the ABCD culture
6 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie portrays the difficulties faced by the FOBs to assimilate into the American culture. The reason I changed my title summary to "abcd culture" is because the movie actually shows how the ABCD's treat the fresh of the boat.

Hari, who is caring and considerate is looked down upon by his "American" cousin, Mohan aka MO (I would rather call him mofo). Although I personally like Kal Penn, its his character that I hated. Though Hari's character is a little exaggerated, the prejudice suffered by him, closely relate that to mine (or to many other fobs). The moment an ABCD discovers that his peer or classmate is a fob, he would try to avoid him. And this is exactly what is displayed throughout the movie... from the experiences of Hari, Shyam and his friends! I loved all the comedy scenes, although it was hurting inside.

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