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The story of an East Indian immigrant who turns to pop culture as he tries to reinvent his life and woo the girl next door.


Nisha Ganatra


Sabrina Dhawan




Credited cast:
Roshan Seth ... Gopal
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Shaw
Madhur Jaffrey ... Madhu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yolande Bavan Yolande Bavan ... Preema
Purva Bedi ... Geetu
Monisha Chowdhary Monisha Chowdhary ... Dancer
Taj Crown ... Harish
Amit Dave Amit Dave ... Band Member
Kevin Dhaniram Kevin Dhaniram ... Dancer
Jyotsna Gautam Jyotsna Gautam ... Dancer
Sheena Jain Sheena Jain ... Dancer
Shenil Jain Shenil Jain ... Dancer
Rameshwar Joshi Rameshwar Joshi ... Dancer
Phalguni Papaiya Phalguni Papaiya ... Dancer
Hettle Patel Hettle Patel ... Dancer


The story of an East Indian immigrant who turns to pop culture as he tries to reinvent his life and woo the girl next door.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance



Official Sites:

Gigantic Pictures | PBS




English | Hindi

Release Date:

5 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gigantic Pictures,KTEH See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Come to Me
Written by Chris Rael
Sung by Chris Rael & Anjali
Musicians: Samir Chatterjee, Rima Fand, Jonathan Feinberg, Steve Gorn, Aaron Heick, Dan Levine,
Frank London, Joe Quigley, Chris Rael
Recorded & mixed by Tom Schick & Chris Zane
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Nice script and decent direction, but it doesn't quite add up.
17 October 2006 | by post-45See all my reviews

Unfortunately this film doesn't quite come together. Mostly because of the casting. Roshan Seth is a fine actor, but he is nothing like the ordinary middle class Indian man he is supposed to play, not with that posh Doon School accent! and the same goes for Madhur Jaffrey, with her clipped Convent school speech. It looked like the producers/director just went for known names, without bothering to figure out what they were trying to depict. Fortunately the screenwriter knew what she was doing, and the film isn't that horrible, I suppose you can't mess a good story too much.

The direction was competent, but rather uninspired. it just feels like a project that was put together without too much passion. Or somebody didn't do their homework right.

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