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Sangam (2004)

Two South Asian men on a subway share their nostalgia, loneliness, hopes and despair about life in America.

Director:

Prashant Bhargava
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Chandani ... Vivek
Hesh Sarmalkar Hesh Sarmalkar ... Raj
Ranjana Bhargava Ranjana Bhargava ... Opening narrator (voice)
Elizabeth June ... Woman Singing
Amad Jackson ... Invisible Man
Mike Ladd Yazeed Mike Ladd Yazeed ... Man on Corner
Ditte Hofman Ditte Hofman ... Fight on Street
Heidi Holland Heidi Holland ... Fight on Street
Chris Paige Chris Paige ... Fight on Street
Chris Zonnas ... Fight on Street
Mona Bernard Mona Bernard ... Woman Eating Fries
Hollie Hunt Hollie Hunt ... Couple on Train
E. George Perry ... Couple on Train (as Ernest Perry)
Deanne Foote Deanne Foote ... Business Woman
George Morafetis ... Man Reading
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Two Indian men strike up a conversation on the subway headed toward Coney Island - Vivek is US born but went to India as a youth and has distinct memories which leave him with longing; Raj is in the US only two weeks, has no family in New York, and needs work. Both are lonely in their own way. Can this chance encounter lead anywhere? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Far from perfect, but an interesting and worthwhile effort
18 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

SANGAM begins with narrations and scenes from the Ganges River in India. Then the film switches venues and you are presented with quite a few scenes of an Indian man walking the streets of New York City. Eventually, he gets on a subway train and is happy to see that an Indian-American is sitting next to him. While the Indian-American is at first reticent to talk, eventually they speak at length about life, jobs and Indian cinema. It's obvious that the Indian man is new to the country and is probably homeless and is definitely jobless. Most of this is rather charming yet sad as the two men talk about India and their lives--one is obviously doing well, the other struggling. Then, rather out of the blue, the film takes a very strange twist--very, very strange. At first, the Indian-American is sympathetic but with this twist, he can't wait to get off the subway and run.

A very odd but interesting script probably won't be to everyone's taste, but it was a decent short.


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