Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?
Indian/American cinema takes a plunge into the mainstream this week, as the romantic comedy 'American Desi' opens across the U.S. On the soundtrack and, according to Reuters, playing a key part in the film, is the David Bowie track 'Young Americans'.
The official website for the film, describes it as "a fun-loving romantic comedy reminiscent of the great teen films of the eighties like "16 Candles" and "Pretty in Pink," mixed with the fresh hip-hop style of "House Party" with a uniquely Indian flavor. From Kris, an All-American boy from India, to Ajay, an Afro-Centric Hindu homeboy, to Farah, a devoutly religious but modern Muslim girl, 'American Desi' tells the story of a unique set of characters and their culture from a decidedly hip and youthful point of view. Like the masala films of India, 'American Desi' is so full of music and dancing that it might very well do to Bhangra and Garba what "Saturday Night Fever" did to Disco!"
U.K. release is expected in April or May, followed by continental Europe.