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American Desi (2001)

College freshman Krishna Reddy, who has never cared for his Indian-American cultural heritage, looks forward to a new life on campus but is surprised to find that he has been assigned ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deep Katdare Deep Katdare ... Krishna Gopal Reddy / Kris
Purva Bedi ... Nina Shah
Ronobir Lahiri ... Jagjit Singh
Rizwan Manji ... Salim Ali Khan
Kal Penn ... Ajay Pandya
Anil Kumar ... Rakesh Patel
Sunita Param ... Farah Saaed
Aladdin Ullah Aladdin Ullah ... Gautam Rao (as Aladdin)
Eric Axen ... Eric Berger
Sanjit De Silva ... Chandu (as Sanjit Desilva)
Sunil Malhotra ... Hemant
Ami Shukla Ami Shukla ... Priya
Krishen Mehta Krishen Mehta ... Krishna's father (as Krishan Mehta)
Smita Patel Smita Patel ... Mrs. Reddy
Bina Sharif Bina Sharif ... Mrs. Saeed
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Storyline

College freshman Krishna Reddy, who has never cared for his Indian-American cultural heritage, looks forward to a new life on campus but is surprised to find that he has been assigned Indian roommates. Through his new experiences, he struggles to understand the side of himself he has always turned his back on in order to fit in. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated
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Official Sites:

American Desi Productions

Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Американские приключения See more »

Filming Locations:

Edison, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$305,054, 18 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$902,835, 15 April 2001
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Rao is drunk and is urinating in front of a tree]
Gautam Rao: This is one of the things I miss most about India. The Freedom. No bogus rules. No regulations. Just do what you want freely.
[Turns and urinates on Ajay's shoes]
Ajay: Oh man! I paid $60 for these bitches!
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Connections

References Pyaasa (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamboat
Written by Emily Curtis
Performed by Emily Curtis
Copyright 1998
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Good movie, not a great movie
8 April 2001 | by Shahab KhanSee all my reviews

First half had me laughing out of my seat. Being a Canadian-born confused desi I could relate to all of the humour. The second half of the film was a bit of a letdown as the writer tried to resolve the issues in a quick fashion. I would liken this movie to "Soul Man" where there was great potential but only a "good" movie as a result. Thoroughly enjoyable but could have been a classic!


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