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A Decent Arrangement (2011)

A Decent Arrangement is the story of Ashok Khosla, an Indian-American copywriter, who travels to India for an arranged marriage. After he encounters an American woman traveling through ... See full summary »

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Sarovar Banka

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Sarovar Banka
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Credited cast:
Shabana Azmi ... Preeti Mehta
Diksha Basu Diksha Basu
Adhir Bhat ... Vikram (as Adhir Bhatt)
Adam Laupus ... Ashok Khosla
Lethia Nall Lethia Nall
Shriya Sharma Shriya Sharma ... Suriya
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A Decent Arrangement is the story of Ashok Khosla, an Indian-American copywriter, who travels to India for an arranged marriage. After he encounters an American woman traveling through India and is set up with an Indian woman who unexpectedly captivates him, Ashok must navigate the complexity of cultural traditions and the leanings of his own heart. With subtle comedy and true-to-life drama, A Decent Arrangement shows us a side of India not commonly seen by western audiences and delivers an emotional story that resonates with those of us in search of our place in the world. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Sharmaji Da Dhol
Written & Performed by Dave Sharma
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beautifully crafted film about an insufferable idiot
5 January 2018 | by blues_599See all my reviews

I'm not one to write reviews but man this film got under my skin. Okay, so lets start with the positives. This is a well made and craft film. Chandigarh is shot with a gorgeous and attentive naturalism that really evokes the rhythms of an Indian city and its characters. The supporting cast offer a nice range of ideas and performances, providing some kind of dressing to the naive insufferable idiot that we are supposed to somehow relate to. The main character is a man, or just boy, that wanders aimlessly from place to place, saying nothing of worth about anything, living a life with no seeming skills or talents, languishing in tired cliches that have no meaning. Don't get me wrong, this is a perfect example of many unbearable boobs i have encountered in India, indeed maybe my anger stems from how i see echoes of myself in him, especially before life throws some spanners in the works. This is also not a slight at the actor. If the intention was to make the most vacuous and kinda robotic symbol of personality devoid westerner, spoon-fed on tv into a passive nothing, then its perfect. I mean for heavens sake, he can't even describe the book moby dick, or say what he likes to write about. The most tell bit of the film is when he's ask by his dad just to do something for his home video, and reliably enough, he just stands there with this kinda baby like seriousness, a mind lost in a bland confusion of dissatisfaction. Just learn to juggle, or play a sport, or just something. Please! Before you suck the life out of that talented Indian girl, who practically offers excitement and life on a plate. Anyways, rant over.


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