Rahul (Khanna) is a dashing young millionaire who believes he is "western" enough to rebel against his mother (Chatterjee) and grandmother (Dina Pathak). They are not too keen about his Caucasian girlfriend Kimberly (Paré) who, to make matters worse, is a pop star. Before you can say "karmic intervention," Kimberly dies in a freak accident and Rahul is devastated. Instead of allowing him to mourn in peace, Rahul's mother sees the opportunity she's been waiting for. She threatens to call off his sister's (Malik) wedding unless he finds himself a "nice Indian girl."
Rahul enlists the services of Sue (Ray), an escort whom he believes to be Hispanic, and therefore not "married" to the conventions taught to young Indian women. Sue agrees to pose as his Indian bride-to-be. Emotional chaos ensues when Sue endears herself to Rahul's entire family, including his grandmother, his sister and younger brother and even his chauffeur. And maybe even Rahul, once Sue drops her preconceived notion that all Indian men are insensitive, sexist chumps.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto, Ontario and Indian-born director Deepa Mehta lives in Toronto.