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In a mystical Indian village, two women make a unique connection to a man they encounter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Reardon
Samantha Hartley / Samantha Doyle
Jeremy Reardon
Jai Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Bhanu Goswami ...
Rita Joshi ...
Yusuf Hussain ...
Vikram Singh Rathore
Vinit Kumar ...
Ned Bears
Sonal Jha ...
Hotel Maid
Gambeer Singh ...
Tan Singh ...
Alam Bhai ...
Badri Singh ...
Bhom Singh ...


Born and raised by her grandparents in Connecticut, Samantha Hartley (Kelli Garner) travels to Rajasthan, India, where her parents, Sara (Lynn Collins) and Jeremy (Justin Theroux) had their honey-moon during the year 1983. At Rajapur Railway Station she is met by Amar (Bhanu Goswami), who takes her to the Desert Hotel, even though she had planned to stay at Niwas Palace. When she insists, he takes her there, and she meets Vikram Singh Rathore (Yusuf Hussain) and his sullen cousin, Jai Singh (Manoj Bajpai), the owner, who makes it clear that she cannot reside there. She looks around, meets Jai's niece, Shefali (Rita Joshi), and is mistaken for a Grants and Proposal Student, Doyle. She decides to assume this name, is allocated a room, and sets about to investigate why her grandmother not only blamed but also filed a lawsuit against Jai for the death of her son. Written by rAjOo (

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Love conquers all, Life is defined by Destiny


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26 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Searching for Sara  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Music by Richard Horowitz
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Boring and predictable
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this at the Tribeca Film Festival. It's a plodding, dull tale about a young American girl and her adventures in India. The characters are one-dimensional, the plot predictable, and the acting risible. Some nice scenery, and it's decently shot, but there's nothing enlightening to be found concerning the rich theme of two different cultures clashing and then merging. There's a great movie to be made about Westerners adrift in India, but this sure isn't it. Hard to see who the audience is for this film. It's certainly not sophisticated enough for the art-house crowd. And with no well-known actors and the slow pace, it's as far from crossover as you can get. Maybe the director's second film will be better.

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