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Ball & Chain (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 May 2004 (USA)
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Saima is a second-generation East Indian-American, living in Austin, Texas, along with her dad, mom, and brother, Dev. Her dad considers her an old maid and wants her to get married to ... See full summary »

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Shiraz Jafri

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Thomas Mortimer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunil Malhotra ... Ameet
Lisa Ray ... Saima
Purva Bedi ... Ruby
Kal Penn ... Bobby
Asrani ... Saima's dad
Ismail Bashey ... Ashol
Johnny Kastl ... Monty
Ather Ali ... Dev
Brea Angelo ... Angela (as Brea Cola)
Subash Kundanmal Subash Kundanmal ... Ameet's Dad
Noor Shic Noor Shic ... Ameet's mom
Ulka Amin Ulka Amin ... Saima's mom
Shaan Puri Shaan Puri ... Deepy
Susan Aguirre Susan Aguirre ... Fashion Show Organizer
Tiffany Lynn Drucker Tiffany Lynn Drucker ... Fashion Show Announcer (as Tiffany Drucker)
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Saima is a second-generation East Indian-American, living in Austin, Texas, along with her dad, mom, and brother, Dev. Her dad considers her an old maid and wants her to get married to Ameet much to her displeasure as she dislikes him. Her dad wants their marriage to be telecast via Internet so that their extended family in India can e-participate in the ceremony. After her not-so-good-looking friend, Ruby, gets married, albeit dramatically to Bobby, Ameet's friend, Her dad pressurizes her and even manages to convince her, she appears to change her mind but secretly meets with Ameet and together they create a series of misunderstandings with Ameet revealing his secret desire of becoming a male stripper during their formal engagement. They do succeed in getting their wedding canceled, but then Saima is faced with another challenge when her dad wants her to get married to Ashol, a Computer Programmer, who she also dislikes. The question does remain will Saima be compelled to go through ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Can't arrange the love? Arrange the wedding!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Victory Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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References Matar o morir (1984) See more »

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poor acting and overall a bore
2 September 2006 | by alam-laptopSee all my reviews

has a few minutes at the beginning which are worth a laugh, but other than that if you have absolutely nothing else to watch and this DVD was lying around , only then consider it. the plot is quite stupid and believe me i know about Asian cultures.

the acting from all the cast is poor except Kal Penn...that guy's talent was wasted. seriously....the only redeeming feature for me was the stunning and voluptuous Lisa ray. looking at her made it bearable watchable it. (ps. i am not talking about her acting talents) it was a classic b ..no c or d (if there was such a category)movie, which is not even worth being shown on TV. straight on to DVD and then into oblivion. give it a miss people


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