Leela. a professor at Bombay University, takes an assignment to teach South Asian history as a visiting professor at a university in California, USA. She leaves behind her 'shair' husband Nashaad to find her own space and happiness, with a promise that she would write to him everyday. There she comes in contact with her student Kris, an 18year old Indo-American, caught in his identity crisis. Leela becomes friends with Chaitali, Kris' mother, who is also a professor in that university and soon learns what it means to be truly independent for the first time in her life. … More
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Represents a worthy departure from the culture clash comedies that have marked an emerging Indian American cinema.
Mostly works because of the universal themes, earnest performances ... and excellent use of music by India's popular Gulzar and Jagjit Singh.
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