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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Pandya tells a story of conflicted assimilation that's been told before, but he and his exuberant cast invest it with fresh energy and...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The script is often obvious and much of the acting is amateurish (Rakesh's comic sidekicks are just dismal), though Purva Bedi is a shining...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The subject is likable and the story has possibilities, but why does every single performance sink into a self-indulgent mess of hammy...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
With a few exceptions, the Indian characters are two-dimensional buffoons whose traditions are presented as silly quirks meant for cheap...
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50

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Clubfooted but earnest, Pandya's movie never forgets about its second-gen issues, but never quite plumbs them, either.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Most of it has to do with the ways younger Indian-Americans keep their culture alive in the United States and the ways they don't.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Despite some genuinely funny scenes, American Desi turns out to be inferior to the as yet unreleased "ABCD" and even last year's "Chutney...
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