Desperate Endeavors (2012)





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Derived from a true story, the film 'Desperate Endeavors' revolves around the misadventures of newly arrived immigrant Ram Patel to NYC in 1973. Attempting to extricate himself from a self-dug hole, 'Ram' encounters more obstacles than he can count, and ultimately finds a remedy to his numerous problems by encountering a spiritual adviser, legendary 'Dada Bhagwan' played by Bollywood star Gulshan Grover. -- (C) Official Site
PG-13 (for some sexual references)
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Gulshan Grover
as Dada Bhagwan
Shaun Evans
as Endeavour Morse
Roger Allam
as DI Fred Thursday
Richard Lintern
as Dr. Rowan Stromming
Charlie Creed-Miles
as Teddy Samuels
Patrick Malahide
as Richard Lovell
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Endeavors

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The movie, stuck like a scratched record, doesn't know what to make of this one point it compulsively and clumsily dramatizes.

Full Review… | September 6, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Banal, contrived and stilted with a made-for-TV movie feel.

Full Review… | September 9, 2012
NYC Movie Guru

Earnest drama about an Indian immigrant who learns the hard way that the streets of 1973 New York aren't paved with gold has some effective moments despite its reliance on clichés and stereotypes.

Full Review… | September 6, 2012
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Desperate Endeavors

Boring, poor editing decisions from the director, horrible dialogue, unlikable main character, need I go on?

Olivia Brown
Olivia Brown

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