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Cast

Credited cast:
... Reena
... Lisa
... Sarita
... Meenu
... Mitch
... Janis
... Raju
... Tiffany
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Bhatia ... Wedding Girl
Cristal Chindamo ... Cristal
Saylor Creswell ... Doctor
Destiny Donovan ... Wedding Girl
Laura Dubrule ... Bi-phobia Dyke
Eliza Foss ... Dr. Brendel
Vinod Ganatra ... Visiting Auntie
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Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily 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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11 January 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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Чатни попкорн  »

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$605,000, 22 September 2000, Limited Release
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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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Features The Mischievous Ravi (1998) See more »

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Mourning Raag
Written by Karsh Kale
Performed by Karsh Kale
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not worth the time, effort or money.
20 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

exaggerated pseudo-"indian" rituals, bad music, language. the lead role, played by the director, is very unattractive and poorly acted. long shots focussing on her hair flying as she rides a mobike in a leather jacket to sad indian elevator music doesn't help.

madhur jaffrey plays the mother, which she does well enough, but this is hardly a film to follow her much applauded acting in, say, various merchant-ivory productions. her daughter sakina plays a pretty elder sister to the lead.

there are a few amusing lines, but i wouldn't bother to see this film, and we had to buy tickets to the coen brothers' "o brother where art thou" to make up for this disappointment.

oh yes, i forgot the plot. doesn't matter, you'll forget it too.


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