ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi

Synopsis: The journey of two young American Malayalees to their Motherland.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Martin Prakkat
Production: Malayalam Movies USA
166 min

The color got slightly dull.


- Mine!

If looks are there,

can survive in the field.

Our Seena was chucked out! Only

because, had no enough of looks.

Chucked out!

- Then what, told to go!

Shall we apply some more

pan cakes below the neck?

This channel doesn't

want people like me!

If we people read the news, it seems

there won't be hike in viewership.

Hey Girl! I'm going!

- Where to?

For the time being will join the

publication of Gopi Krishanan.

Will see, what happens next,

will come to your room, by evening.

' Umm!

Not because of looks...

...on reading the news there was

a spelling mistake, which is why.

Do you know on whose, name it was?

Whose was it?

- 'Kannan Koothattukulam'

Honey come, there is a breaking news.

- Coming buddy!

Good you read news properly,

don't commit error while reading.

Will put you on toss!

Get lost man!

The Finance Minister of Kerala,

K P Ravi Varma...

...was admitted at the Reheja

hospital at Delhi, due to heart attack.

Few hours back he was talking to

media persons, he was collapsing.

For a person to live for a day

Rs. 281- was enough... cited by the Planning

commission, however...

...Sri, Ravi Varma was fully in favor with

the planning commission's decision.

Following that, from his own party

members, strong criticism aroused.

As per the repots, obtained, Ravi Varma

had not battled out the danger zone.

Call that Anthonichan here!

Mister Anthonichan!

- Yes.

Did you get Akhilesh?

- Yes.

When will he reach?

In Qatar airways, via Doha,

will reach tomorrow morning.

How are things outside?

This Delhi journey,

then sudden arrival of Akhilesh...

...had created some discord, among...

...the members of youth

wing and their buddies.

Akhilesh, knows how

to deal with these kind of men.

On that matter,

he is much smarter than me.

He is coming here, with

a definite plan and agendas.

Then am I not a heart patient?

Will submerge that, in this

sentiments. Must be submerged!

I have called and arranged everything,

do like that. That is sir's order.

Listen to what I'm saying,

I know all this things.

So, will land tomorrow itself!


- Son.

Do the boy knows much

about the party matters?

Coming, after enough of training.

Are you not informed with the matters?

Most probably, son, Akhilesh will

be the new leader of youth wing.

Will tell in due course,

whether it is youth wing or parties.

"Son Johnny...Son.

You are my dear little one"

"Son Johnny...Son.

Why you want plenty money"

"Papa, down with your rules! Not need

Dad, this is New York life, my Dad"

"We are New York boys Papa"

"sorry Papa"

"Son Johnny...Son.

You are my dear little one"

"Son Johnny...Son.

Why you want plenty money"

"How wondrous is God's love?

How beautiful is it?"

"I find willingness

in the mind to accept it"

"How wondrous is God's love?

How beautiful is it?"

"Slowly kisses the sky,

my New York, Oh New York!"

"I also became a part of you,

my New York, Oh New York!"

"As it shines in your eyes,

whom are you searching for?"

"Are you expecting someone again?

Oh Johnny you are crazy, freaky!"

"Flashes and speeds

in New York, ABCD"

"Papa, down with your rules! Not need

Dad, this is New York life, my Dad"

"We are New York boys Papa"

"sorry Papa"

"Twinkle, twinkle, star comes to lie,

my New York, Oh New York!"

"Always in my memory, flower,

a dew drop, Oh New York!"

"Who are you? Whom am I?"

"No one will ask face to face,

your name or native"

"Oh! Johnny"

"Where are you up to this magic

journey?On with the chariots of dreams"

"Papa, down with your rules! ...Not need

Dad, this is New York life, my Dad"

"We are New York boys Papa"

"sorry Papa"

"Papa down with your rules! Not need

Dad, this is New York life, my Dad"

"We are New York boys Papa"

"sorry Papa"

Just now two blacks

had come and gone.

Why did you go to the station,

along with Thampi Chayan?

Everybody had called, Reetha Aunty,

Saleena Amma, Marry Kutty and all.

There is no one in

New York left, to know.

Korah, didn't you hear what I asked?

Good if you go there,

Mollamma had called from Paris.

Had told, you must not

be seen in that vicinity.

Who? Mama!

Mama's new husband.

She wept a lot on saying that.

Mom might have told everything,

what's wrong with you?

You mustn't talk.

Tell me what's this sirs, plan?

On 21st we are to Hawaii...

- What is on 21st?

We are going to Hawaii

on 21st, it is Korah's birthday.

Hawaii!, no Hawaii...Nothing doing!

Your classes are going to commence

within two months at Melbourne.

Till then, my son will not

go out of this threshold.

My future, I know

how to decide on that.

Within two years, three courses,

expelled from all the three of them.

And this fellow, never

used to go to college!

Now, both are in police station also!

What have you done?

After designing all this years.

Jesus! I've seen this

only on movies and TV's.

My hands and foot are

still trembling on thinking that.

But you are not the only one,

in this house. No more arguments.

Whatever you say, India, India!

Your Dad had created a good fame, by

laboring for the last 25 years. You will...

Joe, listen to what I'm saying.

Mom, if you want

us to stay out from here...

...for Korah's birthday

aren't we going to Hawaii.

Instead of for a week,

will make it to one month. Okay!

Haven't I told you?

No Hawaii, nothing like that!

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Martin Prakkat

Martin Prakkat is a writer, director, and producer who works in Malayalam-language films. In 2010, Martin directed Best Actor starring Mammootty in the lead role. The movie was a commercial success and received positive reviews from critics. His second movie as a director was American-born Confused Desi (ABCD) starring Dulquer Salman and Aparna Gopinath. The movie was released in 2013 and went on to become a box office success. His latest movie Charlie was released on 24 December 2015. Charlie also stars Dulquer in lead role. Aparna Gopinath, Parvathy and Nedumudi Venu are other notable stars in the movie.Charlie was the highlight at the Kerala State Film Awards 2015 winning in 8 categories, with Martin bagging the award for the best director, Martin-Unni R. combo winning the award for best screenplay, Dulquer winning the best actor for his performance in Charlie and Parvathy winning the best actress award for her performance in Charlie and Ennu Ninte Moideen. Cinematographer of the movie, Jomon T. John bagged the award for the best cinematographer for his work in Charlie, Ennu Ninte Moideen and Nee-Na. more…

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