Beautiful and radiant, Priya Sethi (SHRIYA
SARAN) indulges her infatuation with American culture by
working at the Citi One Bank Card call center in Bangalore,
India. Speaking in perfectly unaccented English, she tells
her customers her name is Jennifer David and a native of San
Francisco. Her conservative father Rajeev is unhappy that
she is so eager to forsake her own culture for another, but
will be pleased when she goes through with her arranged
marriage to the dull Vikram.
Priya, posing as Jennifer David, happens to call the
handsome and charming Granger Woodruff (JESSE METCALFE) to
help him with the fraudulent charges on his credit card.
Priya and Granger have an instant connection over the phone.
Unable to suppress the intrigue their easy chemistry offers,
Priya agrees to meet Granger in San Francisco. She gets on a
plane and crosses not only an ocean, but entire cultures as
When Priya goes to meet Granger, he doesn’t recognize her
and they only meet when they inadvertently bump into each
other. They immediately hit it off and he invites her out to
dinner. Priya and Granger’s relationship blossoms as they
share a wonderfully romantic date, reminiscent in many
moments of Pretty Woman. They tour the City by the Bay by
cable car, sample some especially spicy curry (much to his
chagrin), and have a tender first kiss under the Golden
Gate. Improbably, unthinkably, they are falling in love.
But their young love is not without obstacles, as Priya’s
family has arrived to bring their wayward daughter home a la
Coming to America and elude the shame of her escapades.
Granger struggles with dumping his sickeningly ideal and
superficial girlfriend for this intoxicatingly innocent
tourist from India and still doesn’t know she is also
Jennifer David. And worst of all, they both wonder if they
just might be too different for their love to actually be
Priya and Granger are found out by her parents and he learns
that Priya is “Jennifer David” (the Citi One Bank Card girl)
and that she is engaged to Vikram. He is angry that she
deceived him and painfully decides to just cut their ties.
Her family is happy to have ended such a foolish and
reckless relationship, except for her 80 year-old Aunt who
advises her that life is too short to live to make others
Priya goes to Granger’s hotel to fight for their love, but
discovers him in bed with his girlfriend. She is extremely
upset that he could forget about her so easily and, to make
matters worse, he lets her leave and walk out of his life
forever. It seems, in fact, that their love did indeed face
too many obstacles to flourish.
Back in India, Priya can’t bring herself to accept a
lackluster life with Vikram. Granger, too, feels something
is missing. He has an epiphany while giving a touching
speech at his friend’s
wedding and rushes directly to the airport. In a scene
reminiscent of An Officer and a Gentleman, he strides into
the call center and triumphantly sweeps her off her feet. He
even manages to win the grudging approval of her family by
displaying his commitment to her and, of course, to spicy
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