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Desires of the Heart (2013)

Dr. Kris Sharma is a psychiatrist from India practicing in Savannah, Georgia when he meets Madeline, a local artist with a mysterious past. But as their relationship begins to blossom in ... See full summary »


James Kicklighter, Rajesh Rathi (co-director)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Lauren ... Dr. Kris Sharma
Alicia Minshew ... Madeline
Gulshan Grover ... Pradeep
Priya Ahuja Priya Ahuja ... Lena
Ankit Bhardwaj Ankit Bhardwaj ... Gopal
Archanna Guptaa ... Radha (as Archana Gupta)
Harsh Mayar Harsh Mayar ... Nanu
Shireesh Sharma ... Professor Sharma
Shubha Sharma Shubha Sharma ... Mrs. Sharma
Deborah Childs ... Ann
Sanna Haynes ... Rachel
Ashok Joshi Ashok Joshi ... Gopal's Father
Edith Ivey ... Mrs. Wimberly
Geeta Khanna Geeta Khanna ... Auntie
Dayanand Sharma Dayanand Sharma ... Lena's Father


Dr. Kris Sharma is a psychiatrist from India practicing in Savannah, Georgia when he meets Madeline, a local artist with a mysterious past. But as their relationship begins to blossom in America, Kris is summoned home to marry the woman chosen by his parents. But as he begins to make decisions about his future, he discovers centuries old secrets that may seal the fate of his destiny. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery | Romance




India | USA



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6 November 2015 (India) See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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The film was first attempted in 2005 under the title "The Woman from Georgia," directed by N. Chandra and Michael Scott Reid, staring Phillip Rhys and Susan May Pratt. After the production collapsed while filming in India, producer/executive producer Solila Parida spent several years reconfiguring the film under its new title, "Desires of the Heart." See more »

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Tradition meets Western Desire for a mystical journey into the past
1 September 2014 | by swetepi334See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Central Florida Film Festival. I give it thumbs up for a modern twist on the old problem of parents from India pre-arranging their children's marriages even when they study many years in the US. Mysticism mixes well with cultural tradition and the story mixing and filed in two continents spans back generations to reveal karma. There are great views of Savannah as well as various areas in India. The heart is pulled in directions to please the parents, as well as your own heart And to do what feel right Makes you wonder of your own existence as well as the possibility of past lives. Enjoyable and appropriate for all ages.

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