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Watch: Why the Family Behind ‘Meet the Patels’ Turned Their Life Into a Rom-Com Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

Watch: Why the Family Behind 'Meet the Patels' Turned Their Life Into a Rom-Com Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)


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Documentarian Geeta Patel recently joined the International Documentary Association for a discussion of her latest film, “Meet the Patels,” with Indiewire Special Projects Editor Steve Greene. Joing Patel were her brother and co-director Ravi, co-producer Janet Fries Eckholm and Patel’s own parents. 

“Meet the Patels” follows Geeta’s brother, actor Ravi Patel, as he attempts to find a woman to marry. While this may not seem like the most difficult task out there, Patel’s conservative Indian parents and their high expectations and standards complicate the matter significantly. The film is mostly shot during the Patel’s family vacation and examines the role that family plays in finding lifelong love.

“Meet the Patels” is currently in limited release; in the meantime, you can check out clips from the IDA discussion below.

Patel’s Parents on Their Only Objection to the Film

Stichting Together Home Videos 

Ravi on Having His Parents Involved in His Love Life

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