An Urban Gujarati film – (Upcoming)
Kevi Rite Jaish is a satire on the fascination, nay, obsession of the Patels – a Gujarati farmer community – of migrating to the USA. Over the last half a century millions of Patels have migrated to the USA and have come to dominate its Motel industry by dint of hard-work and persistence. The story revolves around one of such Patel family and its uncounted tries to immigrate to States.
Shot over 32 locations across Ahmedabad, the film boasts an image of urban contemporary Gujarati film which connects with story of every Gujarat household.
Divyang Thakkar plays Harish Bachubhai Patel who has just graduated from college, is a 24 year old man. He is highly influenced by his friends and family and aims to go to USA one day and build a motel there. His shyness has kept him away from girls. He feels no need to talk with girls when he has so many good friends in boys. He is poor in “englisss” but still tries to speak in english wherever he gets an opportunity.
Veronica Kalpana Gautam plays Aayushi Patel, a NRI girl. Her upbringing has been done in a very different manner. While she is totally modern in her approach like any other American woman, yet her Indian roots and values are intact.
Rakesh Bedi is Daulatram Chainani, a 50 year old Sindhi Visa agent. He has high level “Contacts” in police and politics which make him play safe. He claims to have a 100% track record in sending people to US.
Tom Alter is Uncle Sam is Harish’s motivation as well as his worst nightmare. What meets him as Derek in real life, becomes an illusion in dreams. Uncle Sam is famous for his Visa rejection stamp, which haunts Harish again and again.
Kenneth Desai is Harish’s father – Bachu bhai Patel is a 56 year old businessman. He had a failed attempt to make it to United States of America. He regrets that neither he nor his elder son Jignesh could make it to USA and now his only aim is to send his younger son Harish to USA by any means.
Anang Desai plays Ishwarbhai Patel is a Motel king and a leading member of the Patel community in USA. He migrated to the “States” in 1970’s and established himself as a rich and successful businessmen over the years.