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The Tiger Hunter (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 September 2017 (USA)
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A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.

Director:

Lena Khan

Writers:

Sameer Gardezi (as Sameer Asad Gardezi), Lena Khan | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Pudi ... Sami Malik
Rizwan Manji ... Babu Rahman
Jon Heder ... Alex Womack
Karen David ... Ruby Iqbal
Kevin Pollak ... Frank Womack
Sam Page ... Kenneth Porter
Iqbal Theba ... General Iqbal
Michael McMillian ... Winston
Anand Desai-Barochia ... Vikram
Parvesh Cheena ... Abdullah
Karthik Srinivasan Karthik Srinivasan ... Siddesh
Kunal Dudheker ... Rehan
Samba Schutte ... Kareem
Mayank Bhatter ... Parag
Irene Roseen ... Secretary - Mrs. McCutcheon
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Storyline

A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.

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hare krishna | See All (1) »

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The Higher You Climb, The Better Your Shot

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Malik und die Reise ins Glück See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$62,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,398
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sneaky Sneaky Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Pudi and LeJon previously appeared together on the television show Community. LeJon portrayed Abed's Troy, a character in Abed's (Danny Pudi) student film about himself and his fellow classmates. See more »

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Though the movie is said to take place in Chicago, there are palm trees clearly visible in the background at the 1 hour 13 minute point. See more »

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Go see this darling film!
24 September 2017 | by penniellingtonSee all my reviews

I've seen this movie three times and laughed out loud every single time. Lena Khan's directorial debut is a revelation. Funny, touching, absurd, heartwarming and sentimental, this hits all the right notes. A feel good movie that'll leave you smiling.

Danny Pudi is charming as Sami, an engineer who heads to America to make a name for himself, so that he might live up to the legend of his father, the great tiger hunter, and also woo his childhood sweetheart Ruby. Karen David sparkles as the best friend/object of Sami's desire. You believe their friendship is real and their chemistry leaps off the screen.

Jon Heder and Kevin Pollack turn in fantastic performances as "coworkers" at Sami's depressing job (he works in the basement, drafting designs all day for a failing microwave business). But the real star amongst the dozen sidekicks is Babu, played with crackling glee by Rizwan Manji. Babu is the id of the movie, a cheerful immigrant living the American dream with his General Lee car and his "fiancée" Mary Tyler Moore. Babu is every college student moving out for the first time, into an apartment with their best friend (or 13), dead broke, but full of hope and excitement.

Seeing this film not only reminds you of how much immigrants have made the US what it is, but it also hearkens back to a time when the American dream seemed tangible, romantic, and possible. Frankly, the world needs more Samis, Rubys, Babus, Alexes, Kareems, Rehans, Vikrams, Abdullahs,Parags and Siddeshes.


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