Flavors (2003)

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Written and directed by Raj Nidimoru, this romantic comedy follows the love lives of several Indians who have immigrated to America. Flavors centers around the cross-cultural wedding between American WASP Jenni (Jicky Schnee) and Rad (Anupam Mittal), whose Indian parents (longtime Bollywood regulars Anjan Srivastava and Bharati Achreker) are forced to negotiate a middle ground between traditional Indian culture and the culture shock induced by their blonde-haired future daughter-in-law. Meanwhile, immigrant housewife Sangita (Sireesha Katragadda) is given a reprieve from her lonely existence when her recently laid-off husband spends his days at home with her. Rounding out the film are Kartik (Reef Karim) and Racha (Pooja Kumar), a couple whose lives on opposite sides of the country have left them dependent on electronic means of communication.
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Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Flavors

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (12)

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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Innocuous but too-cutesy affair.

Full Review… | July 21, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
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A good-natured Indian-American romantic comedy in the style of Bend It Like Beckham.

July 20, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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The constant cell phone chatter and pervasive split screen do little to prop up a limp, poorly structured screenplay.

Full Review… | July 20, 2004
Village Voice
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Bright, good-spirited and blissfully short for Bollywood, at a mere 118 minutes.

July 16, 2004
New York Times
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There's enough schmaltz in the romancer Flavors to keep a second-rate TV sit-com going for an entire season, and then some.

July 16, 2004
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Flavors

Maybe I'm missing something here because I'm not Indian, but I doubt it. This is a film that feels amateurish rather than independent. The non-linear storyline doesn't really work and the acting is stiff, making this akin to a bad soap opera at times. That's not to say there aren't some fun moments, which there are, but they are few are far between. Watchable, but not recommended.

James Jackson
James Jackson

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