Past screening

Meet the Patels

Directed by: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel
Runtime: 1hr 28min Year: 2014
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Directed by: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel
Runtime: 1hr 28min Year: 2014
Country: United States
Last Screened: Thu 21st Jan 2016

Meet the Patels is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams ... and his parents.

“One of the funniest documentaries I’ve ever seen.” – Hollywood Reporter

“A real-life My Big Fat Greek Wedding” – The Matinee

Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what started as a family vacation video, this hilarious and heart-breaking film reveals how love can be a family affair.

Fresh out of a breakup with his secret white girlfriend, who his parents knew nothing about, and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and single, Ravi goes on a family vacation to India with his head and heart spinning. Ravi is willing to do whatever it takes to find love—but there’s one tricky detail to consider: in his family, everyone has the last name Patel.

Patels marry other Patels. It’s not incest, it means they are from the same 50-square mile radius in India. Struck with how overwhelmingly happy the marriages are of his Patel family and friends, Ravi enters a fool-proof Patel matchmaking system and embarks on a worldwide search for another American Patel just like him.