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Meet the Patels (2014)

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An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

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Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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A feature film adaptation of the Patel siblings' documentary about their family pressuring Ravi to get married and start a family.

Directors: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ravi Patel ... Himself (as Ravi V. Patel)
Geeta Patel Geeta Patel ... Herself (as Geeta V. Patel)
Champa V. Patel Champa V. Patel ... Herself
Vasant K. Patel Vasant K. Patel ... Himself
Audrey Wauchope ... Herself (as Audrey Alison Wauchope)
Chandar Abboy Chandar Abboy ... Himself
Chirag Patel ... Himself
Renita Abboy Renita Abboy ... Herself
Rali Amin Rali Amin ... Herself
Sunkrish Bala ... Himself
Ankur Desai Ankur Desai ... Himself
Chirag Desai Chirag Desai ... Himself
Amisha Desai Amisha Desai ... Herself
Paresh Desai Paresh Desai ... Himself
Jyotsna Desai Jyotsna Desai ... Herself
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An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

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A laugh-out-loud, real-life romantic comedy!


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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief suggestive images and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Gujarati

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One in a Billion See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,180, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$1,700,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,700,681
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The characters are acted by the actual people in the real life story. See more »

Connections

Remade as Meet the Patels See more »

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Workaday World
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Nice family oriented romantic comedy!!
29 November 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It's a documentary, but at the same time the narrative does not act as one.

Ravi is feeling the pressure of being a about to turn 30 year old Indian-American man, who as far as his parents are concern has never even been on a date, cause he hid his 2 year relationship with a white American girl from them. After Ravi breaks up with her he attempts to give Indian culture style dating a try to please the very large family that thinks he should be married with kids by now.

It's a hysterical look at how cultures differ, but at the core stay the same, as Ravi deals with parents who feel that his happiness would be with the perfect Indian wife, his struggle with being both culturally Indian and American, and his annoying older sister, Geeta who thought it would be a good idea to document his turmoil.

It is one of the best comedies I have seen. Through her brother, Geeta attempts to document how Indian dating culture is different from American culture, Yet what she accomplished was creating a narrative that's relatable down to the core.

It'a a fun comedy, every minute was enjoyable, it was funny throughout.


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