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ABCD (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 October 2000 (USA)
The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

Director:

Krutin Patel

Writers:

James McManus, Krutin Patel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madhur Jaffrey ... Anju
Faran Tahir ... Raj
Sheetal Sheth ... Nina
Aasif Mandvi ... Ashok
David Ari ... Brian
Jennifer Dorr White ... Julia
Adriane Forlana Erdos Adriane Forlana Erdos ... Tejal
Rex Young Rex Young ... Sam
Gil Grail Gil Grail ... Mark
Bob Bonnet Bob Bonnet ... Cop
Alexander Lasky Alexander Lasky ... Gordon
David Mann David Mann ... Tony
Janan Raouf ... Jennifer
Vince Byrne Sr. Vince Byrne Sr. ... MacKenzie
Nicki Cochrane Nicki Cochrane ... Asha
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Storyline

The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Its about choices!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Official Sites:

Laxmi / The Business

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,372, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Laxmi Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Although Adriane Forlana Erdos is of Italian and Hungarian descent, she got the part of Indian immigrant Tejal because she looks Indian and had studied and become adept at classical Indian dance, another attribute required of the character. See more »

Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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SEE THIS MOVIE!!
9 April 2002 | by amitdpatel888See all my reviews

ok. first of all, yes, the movie is called "ABCD (american born confused desi), AND, they are not born here. oh well. The girl's character is quite odd: she is overly stubborn and slutty, but at the same time she is nice to this FOB that comes over to the US. I guess the director wanted to show how she actually had the ability to be compassionate within her, but im not sure. HOWEVER, this movie is WORTH seeing!! It raises some issues that my generation has become all too familiar with and almost annoyed with trying to explain to everyone. You can only take the whole "oh, im indian, but im also american" mantra so far before people will get annoyed. american desi, ABCD, and american chai, all deal with the issue of parents wanting us to be indian, and kids wanting to do "american" things, or marry white people, or ignore indian culture, whatever. this movie is worth seeing and then talking about to see what issues indian kids born in the US have to deal with.


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