Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. With a few exceptions, the Indian characters are two-dimensional buffoons whose traditions are presented as silly quirks meant for cheap laughs.
  2. The subject is likable and the story has possibilities, but why does every single performance sink into a self-indulgent mess of hammy overacting?
  3. 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.
  4. Clubfooted but earnest, Pandya's movie never forgets about its second-gen issues, but never quite plumbs them, either.
  5. 50
    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 exception — she's got star quality to burn.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. JayM.
    Jul 31, 2006
    7
    Worth a watch definitely / as someone said its a comedy its meant to be funny (in bits)...some of it tongue in cheek someone it firmly tongue Worth a watch definitely / as someone said its a comedy its meant to be funny (in bits)...some of it tongue in cheek someone it firmly tongue in bottom... leaving unfamiliar taste in ones mouth. Its part of a tradition which is still finding its feet in est cross over to west movies. Good attempt. Full Review »