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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)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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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



Release Date:

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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Intriguing Film to Watch: Southern Comfort meets Bollywood Cinema
5 January 2015 | by seanmillerfilmsSee all my reviews

The chemistry of the main characters is extraordinary. I found it very entertaining to watch the mystery unfold throughout the film. The sequence of events kept me feeling for Kris as he strive to find what is missing in his life. The real interesting part is how this film really explored the cultural elements and how everyone views situations differently. The film flowed very naturally from scene to scene and I felt very invested in the success of Kris for him to unveil his curiosity.

I really enjoyed this film and found it very entertaining. Highly recommended! A wonderfully crafted piece of cinema.

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