Follows the exploits of an Indian immigrant trying to make it in New York City in 1973.

Director:

Salim Khassa

Writers:

Salim Khassa, Don L. Wilhelm (screenwriter)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ismail Bashey ... Ram
Gulshan Grover ... Dada Bhagwan (Holy Man) Co-Lead
Lavrenti Lopes ... Dilip
Paul Ben-Victor ... Bill Loney
Deborah Green ... Serene
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Adesh
Robert Clohessy ... Mark
Shikha Jain Shikha Jain ... Rani
Geeta Citygirl Chopra ... Kali (as Geeta Citygirl)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Abido Bobby Abido ... Sajay G
Caitlin Abrams Caitlin Abrams ... Marsha
Govinda Bhagwandin Govinda Bhagwandin ... Dada Bhagwans Protege (scenes deleted)
Ralph Bracco Ralph Bracco ... Carl, Angry Neighbor / client
Scott Brooks Scott Brooks ... Delivery Man
Christopher Chan Christopher Chan ... Asian businessman
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Follows the exploits of an Indian immigrant trying to make it in New York City in 1973.

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Get it today. Pay for it later. Welcome to America. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references

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Derived from a true story, the film 'Desperate Endeavors' revolves around the misadventures of newly arrived immigrant Ram Patel to NYC in 1973.
7 July 2015 | by lookbeforeyouleapSee all my reviews

Desperate Endeavors is the most spiritual picture of the holiday season; this story of redemption is a gift for moviegoers. Bollywood legend Gulshan Grover portrays the "Dada Bhagwan" with humble perfection. ...Derived from a true story, the film 'Desperate Endeavors' revolves around the misadventures of newly arrived immigrant Ram Patel to NYC in 1973. Attempting to extricate himself from a self-dug hole, 'Ram' encounters more obstacles than he can count, and ultimately finds a remedy to his numerous problems by encountering a spiritual adviser, legendary 'Dada Bhagwan' played by Bollywood star Gulshan Grover....by James .P


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$4,869
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