Bonus DVD features include:

  • Director and actor commentary
  • Film Trailer, TV spots and Making of Featurette
  • Cast & Crew Bios
  • DVD-Rom feature containing 10 easy to make classic Indian recipes
  • and much more...

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The Hollywood Reporter – Kirk Honeycutt
Los Angeles Times – Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Daily News
New York Post
The Austin Chronicle
Detroit Free Press
Film Journal International
The Daily Texan
Austin American Statesman
TimeOut NY
The Deccan Herald

Rolling Stone – Peter Travers – Harry Knowles
Philadelphia Inquirer
New York Times
The Star Ledger
The Flick Filosopher
Calgary Sun
Philadelphia City Paper
Spirituality & Health
TV Guide
Screen International
The Indo-American News

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‘ABCD’ is the story of Raj and Nina, first generation Asian Indian immigrant children who have grown up in America, and their elderly mother, Anju, who is desperately trying in her old age to reconcile her long ago decision to come to America. ‘ABCD’ revolves around characters who are culturally lost, since they can no longer fully adhere to the customs of the country they have left behind, yet they know they cannot belong to mainstream American culture.

NINA to ASHOK: "If you're looking for an obedient wife, you're looking in the wrong direction…I'm not going to marry you some day because we both happen to be Indian."

Nina is bright and beautiful, strong-headed and promiscuous. She uses sex as a shield and a weapon against intimacy with the American men who attract her. She's a rebel who battles against the Hindu values of her mother. With both feet firmly planted in American culture, she detests the Indian custom of arranged marriages and refuses to meet Indian men, believing their old world ways have nothing to offer her. Then she meets Ashok, (more)

RAJ to JULIA: "I'm getting married and I have to make a living and I have a mother that expects a lot from me and after all she's done for me I owe it to her to make good of myself…I am not gonna be just reckless and just destroy all that."

Raj is Nina’s brother and her polar opposite in personality. He is quietly intelligent and emotionally reserved. A mama's boy, he long ago agreed to an arranged marriage to Tejal, a sweet and trusting Indian woman. Though he has agreed to marry her, Raj refuses to set a wedding date. When Julia, a young American woman, joins the firm, (more)

ANJU to RAJ: "I wish we never came here. We should have stayed in India and I should have found spouses for both of you and our lives would have made more sense."

Anju is Raj and Nina's old and widowed mother, she desperately clings to her children, attempting to control their lives at every turn. Her old world ideas and traditional Hindu values clash with the world outside her home and keep her children at a distance. Though Raj and Nina genuinely love her, (more)

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