For Here Or To Go?

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Set against the backdrop of the 2008 recession, For Here or To Go? is a comedy drama about the many personal battles faced by immigrants living in America. Young Silicon Valley software professional Vivek Pandit is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears. Having learned the hard way about the flaws in his "it's just paperwork" mentality, Vivek battles forces beyond his control to get his visa extended, whether at his existing company or a new job. Just as the prospect of returning home to India starts to look tempting, Vivek meets a girl worth the fight to keep the life he has built in America. Along the way, his eyes are opened to the similar struggles of his own roommates - other immigrants equally seen as "temporary workers" in the United States, who drive nice cars but avoid investing in furniture for fear of having to leave it all behind. American in mind and Indian at heart, this is a contemporary story of ambition and ambivalence fueled by one's immigration status that characterizes the dilemma of modern cultural displacement

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  • As is the case in so many first-time feature films that don't make the cut, For Here or to Go? may have worked better as a short film that chopped out all the narrative chaff.

    December 27, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • The flaw in the film is that it caters to stereotypes.

    July 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Devesh Sharma

    Filmfare
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  • To describe For Here Or To Go? as mediocre would be a compliment. It is a pathetically written, terribly edited and directed film in which the dear young leading man gives it more of himself than it deserves.

    July 6, 2018 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ali Fazal remains likeable despite all the mess surrounding him and Rajit Kapur as a veteran techie pining for India is all sincere in a film that he doesn't deserve to be trapped in.

    July 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • For Here or To Go is one of those indie flicks that have a good premise but lack depth in storytelling.

    July 5, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The subject matter's topicality doesn't provide sufficient compensation for the many dull patches in Rucha Humnabadkar's comedy/drama about a young Indian immigrant struggling to get his work visa extended.

    April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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