American Desi

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21

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  1. J.Ray
    Jun 2, 2001
    2
    A complete disastrous production of a potentially good theme. The jokes are too gullible, the acting and direction very amateurish (except one or two scenes). It is much inferior to the similar movies like "Hyderabad Blues" and "Mississipi Masala."
  2. A.K.
    Jun 20, 2001
    1
    It looked like a couple of bad skits from college Diwali shows combined to make a bad movie. Nice try though.
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.