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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, 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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Did You Know?

Quotes

Krishna: Excuse me sir, can you tell me where I can find the
[mispronouncing]
Krishna: "nan"?
Grocer: The "nan"?... Go to the back and to the left. Let me make a suggestion, try the Rogani "nan." It is the best quality.
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Connections

References Something Something Happens (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sanctified
Written by Alyssa Hope and Douglas Graham
Performed by Alyssa Hope and Douglas Graham
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Enjoyable for Everyone
9 August 2004 | by todd-blairSee all my reviews

I agree with the first poster that this is a good movie but don't think you need to have any particular background to enjoy it. I'm sure there were a number of inside jokes that were over my head (in a number of cases I knew while I was watching that it was something I just didn't have a reference for) but that didn't take away much from the experience for me. I enjoyed this as a romantic comedy and I thought it was a good treatment of the different ways a group of young people struggled with identity, cultural heritage, and social mores handed down from family. I thought the filmmakers did a nice job of creating a story that is accessible for all (and maybe particularly funny for those who can relate on a personal level).


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