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  • Summary: 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)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 80
    This well made, slightly cornball and riotously comical romantic comedy not only extols the old fashioned American dream, but charmingly celebrates the virtues of the great American melting pot as well.
  2. The picture uses humor and a heartfelt conviction to tell a story about discovering your destination in life.
  3. Full of fresh and unexpected observations about the cross-culturally complex lives of second-generation Indians living in the U.S.
  4. American Chai may not tell a new story, but in its understanding, often funny way, it tells a story whose restatement is validated by the changing composition of the nation.
  5. There are no surprises in this movie -- not even in the Bollywood parodies, when the hero and heroine finally, subversively kiss. There is talent, though.
  6. 50
    The ethnicity of its leads is the only novel aspect of an otherwise bland exercise.
  7. This ethnic family sitcom thing is rapidly turning into wearisome cliche, and American Chai doesn't hold a candle to either "Beckham" or "Greek Wedding."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5