Her Own Choice (2001)
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New York University film student Krutin Patel debuts with this cross-cultural drama about a pair of Indian-American 20-somethings. Bedhopping Nina (Sheetal Sheth) is split between upper class white boy Sam (Rex Young) and childhood friend Ashok (Aasif Mandvi). Meanwhile, Nina's workaholic brother Raj (Faran Tahir) is set for an arranged marriage with pleasant Tejal (Adriane Forlana Erdos), but he has eyes for sexy white co-worker Julia (Jennifer Dorr White). This film was screened in the 1999 London Film Festival. … More
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Critic Reviews for Her Own Choice
An involving study of sibling and interpersonal relationships.
It's polished without being slick; well-paced and graceful and brought alive by stellar performances led by Jaffrey.
The bad news is that [Jaffrey] leaves us a little hungry for people whose destinies matter to us more than the ones served up here.
Compassionate, funny and honest.
Audience Reviews for Her Own Choice
An interesting movie that follows a pair of adult siblings raised in America, Nina and Raj are close, and supportive of each other, but the two possess characteristics that are as opposite to each other as night and day. Nina is headstrong, fierce, and obviously independent. Raj is obedient, honest, and downright amiable. Constantly at ends with her mother, Nina rebels and chafes at the idea of conforming within marriage and traditions. Raj only hopes that the decisions, and the progress he has made, will only further please his mother, Anju. Hoping that her adult children will one day embrace their culture and traditions, Anju fears that their actions will result in horrible, and lonely, lifestyles so she strives to make the choices for them as much as this further infuriates her children.
Sheetal Sheth, Aasif Mandvi, Faran Tahir, Madhur Jaffrey, David Ari, and Jennifer Dorr White stars. Worthy!
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