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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anju
... Raj
... Nina
... Ashok
... Brian
... Julia
Adriane Forlana Erdos ... Tejal
Rex Young ... Sam
Gil Grail ... Mark
Bob Bonnet ... Cop
Alexander Lasky ... Gordon
David Mann ... Tony
... Jennifer
Vince Byrne Sr. ... MacKenzie
Nicki Cochrane ... Asha
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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.

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Its about choices!

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$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,372, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,000
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The title stands for "American Born Confused Desi" (pronounced "Deshi" in the film. The confusion refers to the clash of cultural identities and Desi to a person of South Asian descent. Variations on the term extend the acronym to all letters of the alphabet, from A to Z. See more »

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Best NRI movie I have seen
6 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have seen all the NRI movies to date and while it hard to compare a drama to a comedy, I have to so say that I loved this movie. What the movie might lack in production value (the sound and editing is terrible) it makes up for with a story and performances that have not been seen in any other NRI movie.

Sheetal Sheth, Faran Tahir and Madhur Jaffrey give performances that are not found in any other NRI movie to date. I agree with some of the other people that this movie does not have anyone that you can empathize with. But this is a real story about real people and problems that cannot be fixed by a dance and jig.

I recommend this movie to any NRI's and movie fans really.


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