Meet The Patels

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  • PG
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 7.2  (3,329)
  • 70

This comedic documentary focuses on Ravi Patel, a 29-year-old Indian-American actor and comedian who is heartbroken after breaking up with his long-time American girlfriend, Audrey. While on a family trip to India, he is relentlessly hounded by his parents to find a wife and finally agrees to let them arrange a marriage for him. Ravi and his older sister, a documentary filmmaker, decide to film his matchmaking journey. According to his parents, Vasant and Champa, Ravi must marry an Indian woman who also has the last name Patel. They send out resumes to other Patel families across the United States in hopes of finding a match, and Ravi goes on a series of arranged dates in Los Angeles, Dallas and Toronto. Sadly, there is no chemistry between Ravi and his dates. Next, he tries out a few specialty Indian-American dating sites. When that doesn't work, he attends a massive Patel convention where singles get to mingle in search of a spark. Along the way, Ravi talks with other Indian-American and mixed-race couples about their experiences with parental pressure, social awkwardness and expectations. Ravi's parents also tell the story of their arranged marriage, which took place less than 10 minutes after they first met. Meanwhile, serious issues are addressed, such as the revelation that skin tone is a big point of contention among matchmaking parents. While searching for his future life partner, Ravi learns more about his true personality, the value of tradition in a modern world and how to trust in the wisdom and love of his family.

Meet The Patels
Meet The Patels
Meet The Patels

Trailer - 2 min 30 sec

Speed Dating At The Convention
Speed Dating At The Convention

Clip - 55 sec

Parents Set Up Ravi At A Wedding
Parents Set Up Ravi At A Wedding

Clip - 1 min 31 sec

Description
This comedic documentary focuses on Ravi Patel, a 29-year-old Indian-American actor and comedian who is heartbroken after breaking up with his long-time American girlfriend, Audrey. While on a family trip to India, he is relentlessly hounded by his parents to find a wife and finally agrees to let them arrange a marriage for him. Ravi and his older sister, a documentary filmmaker, decide to film his matchmaking journey.

According to his parents, Vasant and Champa, Ravi must marry an Indian woman who also has the last name Patel. They send out resumes to other Patel families across the United States in hopes of finding a match, and Ravi goes on a series of arranged dates in Los Angeles, Dallas and Toronto. Sadly, there is no chemistry between Ravi and his dates. Next, he tries out a few specialty Indian-American dating sites. When that doesn't work, he attends a massive Patel convention where singles get to mingle in search of a spark.

Along the way, Ravi talks with other Indian-American and mixed-race couples about their experiences with parental pressure, social awkwardness and expectations. Ravi's parents also tell the story of their arranged marriage, which took place less than 10 minutes after they first met. Meanwhile, serious issues are addressed, such as the revelation that skin tone is a big point of contention among matchmaking parents.

While searching for his future life partner, Ravi learns more about his true personality, the value of tradition in a modern world and how to trust in the wisdom and love of his family.

Meet The Patels is a 2015 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 70.

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  • Release Date
    2015
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 28 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (3,329)
  • Metascore
    70