Flavors is a 2003 romantic comedy film concerning Indian immigrants in America. It was written and directed by Raj Nidimoru.The film tracks the love lives of several people that have immigrated from India to America. Principally, it focuses on the wedding of a WASP Jenni (played by Vicky Schnee) and Rad (Anupam Mittal).
Written and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, this independent feature — a product of the Indian Diaspora — was shot and takes place largely in New Jersey, where the thoroughly Americanized Rad (Anupam Mittal) is about to be married to his tall, blonde American fiancée (Jicky Schnee). Arriving from the old country for the big event, Rad's tradition-minded parents are at first appalled by such American customs as allowing women to smoke on the street, but before too long are happily adapting American folkways, like wearing promotional T-shirts and going for aimless walks along empty suburban streets. The picture is bright, good-spirited and, for Bollywood, blissfully short at a mere 114 minutes, but fans will be disappointed by the lack of the wonderfully demented musical numbers that are the Hindi cinema's defining characteristic. — Dave Kehr
2004-07-16 | Dave Kehr | Read the New York Times Review of Flavors