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Miss India America (2015)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 24 March 2016 (USA)
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Lily Prasad competes for Miss India America title.

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Ravi Kapoor
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiya Sircar ... Lily Prasad
Hannah Simone ... Sonia Nielson
Kosha Patel ... Seema
Meera Simhan ... Gita Prasad
Bernard White ... Sam Prasad
Satya Bhabha ... Sanjay
Cas Anvar ... Deep Panday
Anushka Rani ... Nita Nanji
Kunal Sharma ... Karim
Sameera Rock ... Reshma Mathur (as Sameera Eligeti)
Anjali Bhimani ... Pinky Matthews
Anna George ... Divya Nielson
Rima Rajan ... Preeti Grewal
Chriselle Almeida ... Bindu Kapoor
Nandini Minocha ... Bindu's mother
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Lily is graduating from her Orange County high school at the top of her class. And she has a plan, "The Lily Plan". She will become a brain surgeon like her father. Her sweet, lost boyfriend Karim will become a petroleum engineer. They'll get married. Have kids. Live happily ever after. But the plan is thrown into confusion when Karim becomes smitten by and runs off with Reshma, the reining Miss India National beauty queen. Not happy about losing at anything, Lily decides that she herself must become the new Miss India National. Written by Miss India America. The Movie.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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USA

Language:

English

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24 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cerritos, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Zahra Patel, who plays the role of a national Miss India America contestant in Miss India America, is, in reality, Ms. India America 2013. See more »

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Miss(es) its mark.
6 August 2017 | by harikansalSee all my reviews

The film is flawed from the start. Lily is extremely intelligent but doesn't grasp the fact that her boyfriend didn't leave her for Miss India America because of the title, he is shown from the opening scene to not care about accomplishments or titles. This fact on its own renders the rest of the film to be superfluous.

Despite this, I stayed thinking that Lily will explore the depths of her humanity via the constant setups that indicated a strong likelihood of her mother playing a huge role in helping Lily understand the world, but this miss(ed) the mark too. Although the film does eventually draw on her mother, it does so in a rushed and superficial way.

On top of all these disappointments, many of the secondary actors/actresses were atrocious (due in small part to the script).


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