Her newly acquired lvy league degree has taken American Meg smith straight back to where she started her old bedroom in her parent’s Bay area house now her long cherished dreams of authorial fame buried beneath a sheaf of rejection letters Meg spends her time watching Kuch Kuch Hota Hai over and over again. Enrolling in a beginner’s class in the language she knows so well in the hope for some kind of validation she meets a handsome Indian professor Raj determined to impress him Meg decides to combine attributes of Hindi actresses after all surely a combination of Aditi (Janne Tu…Ya Janne Na) and geet (Jab We Met) will meet his and his mother’s approval. Distraction a blue eyed six footer named dev whose love beads dreadlocks gautemalan ponchos and patcholi deodorant disqualify him from the ranks of real Indians.
As Meg veers between assurance and self flagellation wondering in her most desperate moments whether her stars are being aligned buyt he screenwriter of Laaga Chunari Mein Daag she realized that the search for an identify is an difficult in a sari as in cut offs.
Meredith Mcguire Hindi aficionado and lover of all things Bollywood weaves a hilarious tongue in cheek story of angry secretive siblings clueless parents unexpected discoveries and foes turned friends.
North Indian Music (289)
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