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The Bollywood-Hollywood Connection

GaramChai.com >> Movies >> Desi Hollywood >> American Chai

This section of GaramChai.com features movies and artists of Indian origin who have made a mark in the global scene.

Movie: American Chai (2001)

Director : Anurag Mehta

About the Story: Sureel is a first generation Indian American college graduating senior music major who's controlling father still believes that he is pre-med. His desires in life conflict with both his family's traditional values, and the usual Indian way of assimilating into America by becoming a doctor or engineer. As graduation approaches, he has an opportunity to be nationally recognized for his music which will simplify telling his father the truth. Value conflicts are explored as the rationale behind internal racism and dating objectives are also explored.


American Chai on Amazon.com

Official Storyline: AMERICAN CHAI is a funny, heartfelt, coming-of-age story about SUREEL, a first generation Indian-American college boy who canít tell his traditional parents he wants to be a musician, not a doctor.

Growing up, Sureel just wanted to be like his American friends, but his strict, immigrant parents kept a tight rein on his life. No dating, no staying out late, no music, no R rated movies, no prime time TV, etc. The traditional Indian upbringing at home, coupled with the progressive American world around him, made for a life of duality and deception.

Now, in his senior year at college, Sureelís deceptive ways have reached an all-time low. His parents think heís graduating pre-med, but in reality heís a music major, following his rock and roll dreams.

As the story unfolds, Sureel must discover who he really is and what he really wants. Does he pay the price for following his dreams? Does he reveal his secret life to his parents and risk their rejection? In AMERICAN CHAI, Sureel falls in love, faces the music, and discovers his destiny.

The soundtrack features songs from lead actor AALOK MEHTA, JEFF BUCKLEY, the Philly-based band FATHEAD, and the California-based South-Asian underground artists RUKUS AVENUE.

Movie Review and links:

  • Official website
  • IMDB Review: Plot Outline: Sureel is a first generation Indian American college graduating senior music major who's controlling father still believes that he is pre-med...
  • Metacritic.com : A funny, heartfelt, coming-of-age story about Sureel, a first generation Indian-American college boy who can't tell his traditional parents he wants to be a musician, not a doctor. (Fusion Films)

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