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Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 May 2004 (India)
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Harish Kumar Patel lives with his mom and dad in Valsad, Gujarat, India, where he is studying Electronic Engineering. His dad, Satish Kumar, wants him to re-locate to the U.S., live with ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diwakar Pathak Diwakar Pathak ... Satish Kumar Patel
Sunil Malhotra ... Hari (Harishkumar S. Patel)
Indravadan Tridevi Indravadan Tridevi ... Bholey Shankar Maharaj
Arun Bakshi ... Dr. Bakshi
Ulka Amin Ulka Amin ... Mrs. Bakshi
Shaan Puri Shaan Puri ... Deepu Bakshi
Kal Penn ... Mo (Mohan Bakshi)
Ankur Patel Ankur Patel ... Hash
Tan Tu Tan Tu ... Mechanic
Prakash Desai Prakash Desai ... Mr. Kumar
Mousami Dave Mousami Dave ... Poonam Mehta
Indi Wijay Indi Wijay ... Raju Mathews (as Indy Wijay)
M. Kabir M. Kabir
Charlie Flynn Charlie Flynn ... Engineering Professor
Tina Cherian Tina Cherian ... Priya Varghese


Harish Kumar Patel lives with his mom and dad in Valsad, Gujarat, India, where he is studying Electronic Engineering. His dad, Satish Kumar, wants him to re-locate to the U.S., live with the Bakshis, study, and marry the girl of his choice. Harish must first go through the blessings of an Astrologer, Bholey Shankar Maharaj, who blesses him, informs him that he will meet a girl whose name will start with "P", who he will marry. An overly excited Harish travels all the way to Houston, Texas, U.S. where he is met fondly by the Bakshi family, consisting of Mrs. and Dr. Bakshi, Mohan, and Deepu. In keeping with the fear and paranoia after the September 11 attacks, Mrs. Bakshi has made it a practice to place American flags in the front pockets of her sons, and she does it now for Harish as well. Mohan is around Harish's age and shows him around the campus. Harish meets with a beautiful Malyalee girl, Priya, and falls in love with her. But things do not go as planned when Harish finds out ... Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

seductive | hot | sex scene | sexy | party | See All (9) »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »


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Hindi | English

Release Date:

28 May 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dude, Where's the Party? See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,832, 7 September 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,832, 7 September 2003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Music Masala Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is based on Sunil Thakkar's own experiences running and throwing parties for the Music Masala radio station, and having to discriminate between "Fresh off the Boat" Indians and the more fashionable, hip, Americanized Indians. Ironically enough, Thakkar's character in the film is exactly the type of person he barred from parties in those days. See more »


Dr. Bakshi: I was looking at your statements.
Mo: What statements?
Dr. Bakshi: What statements?... What statements have you have?... Your credit card statements. $400 for car speakers. $1800 for rims. $80 at Starbucks... When your mom makes the best masala chaia, you're spending $80 for coffee.
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References Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) See more »

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Where's the party yaar is a modern day love story about two indians living in Houston, and one indian's discovery of self as he moves to the USA.
30 November 2003 | by rumblefish522See all my reviews

Where's the party yaar is probably the most accurate portrayal of the desi(indian) lifestyle in the United States of America. You have the FOBS (fresh of boats) and the ABCDs (american born confused desis) and all though these two groups don't always seem to get along, they definitely need each other.

The movie begins in India, with an aspiring indian student who dreams of making it big in America. But when he finally enters the USA he begins to realize his cousin is ashamed to have a cousin whose from India. To make things more complicated he must find a way to meet the girl of his dreams. Meanwhile his cousin played by Kal Penn (American Desi) has his own love problems.

Where's the party yaar is one of the best indian movies i've seen in a long long time. I definitely recommend watching it to anybody who wants to laugh.

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