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Reena is a young, gay Indian-American woman who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for ... See full summary »

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Nisha Ganatra

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nisha Ganatra ... Reena
Jill Hennessy ... Lisa
Sakina Jaffrey ... Sarita
Madhur Jaffrey ... Meenu
Nick Chinlund ... Mitch
Cara Buono ... Janis
Ajay Naidu ... Raju
Daniella Rich ... Tiffany
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Bhatia Monica Bhatia ... Wedding Girl
Cristal Chindamo Cristal Chindamo ... Cristal
Saylor Creswell Saylor Creswell ... Doctor
Destiny Donovan Destiny Donovan ... Wedding Girl
Laura Dubrule Laura Dubrule ... Bi-phobia Dyke
Eliza Foss Eliza Foss ... Dr. Brendel
Vinod Ganatra Vinod Ganatra ... Visiting Auntie
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Storyline

Reena is a young, gay Indian-American woman who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Reena has second thoughts when her girlfriend Lisa feels left out. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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A woman. Her girlfriend. A sister. Her husband. Their baby.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Чатни попкорн See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$605,000, 22 September 2000, Limited Release
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director and co-writer Nisha Ganatra stepped into the lead role of Reena after the actress originally cast in the role quit the production shortly before filming began. See more »

Quotes

Mitch: Sarita, the probabilty of you getting on a motorcycle is the same probability of Shiva having a penis.
Sarita: Shiva does have a penis. Shiva's a man.
Mitch: No he's not. Everyone knows all Hindu Gods are genderless.
Sarita (calling up her mother): Hi Mom. Shiva's a man, right?...And that would imply that He has a penis, right?...(To Mitch) Yes!
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Connections

Features The Mischievous Ravi (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Were My Baby
Written by Stephin Merritt
Performed by The Magnetic Fields
Courtesy of Merge Records
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19 August 2001 | by beatles551See all my reviews

I recently happen to come across this film in Blockbuster. I never heard of the film before...why is that? I now own it and have seen it several times. On the whole I enjoyed it very much. My only complaint is that there are a few audio moments that are hard to grasp. The music chosen is tasteful and fits quite well. All the actors are wonderful. I loved seeing Jill Hennessy in something other than "Law and Order." What a difference! This is a very credible story and unfolds with dignity, humor, and sensitivity. I hope to see more of Nisha's work. Keep your talent out there!


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