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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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$907,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,104,408
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Eric: Hey Kris, you know that ceremony that your mom performed?
Krishna: Don't ask me anything about it. I just wait there 'til she finishes.
Eric: She was blessing us right? We're not married or anything?
Krishna: What?
Eric: It's just that I saw this documentary on the Discovery Channel, and it said that the dot was a symbol of marriage.
Krishna: Look man, whatever it means, If I were you, I'd wipe that shit off your forehead before you start attracting Hari Krishnas or something.
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Connections

References Tere Mere Sapne (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Zolt
Written by James Dower and Paul Worden
Performed by James Dower and Paul Worden
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Sometimes unreal, sometimes funny
4 April 2001 | by wynkertsSee all my reviews

Stereotypical in parts. Don't tell me a Sikh would dress like that on campus! Also what's with the last name Reddy (south Indian) and speaking Hindi with a northern accent at home? It should have been something like Singh or Kapoor. Little things like this mess up the story's authenticity. Someone should have caught that. The other contrived scene was the crooked Indian shopkeeper - I know they lack in good service, but not that bad! Unless they were calling attention by way of a parody. Overall it was a fun movie. Good job by the director/actors.


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