When Harry Tries to Marry

Synopsis: Harry is a New York bachelor cynical about "true love" ever since his parents divorce. Determined to live happily-ever-after, and not end up as another divorce statistic, he asks for help from his match-making uncle. This traditional arranged marriage to a lovely girl from India baffles and surprises his parents and friends. Just as Harry thinks he's found the perfect Indian bride he begins to wonder if his friendship with Theresa, a fun and sexy American, could be something more. Harry and Theresa become closer as she helps him prepare for the big day. The plans are under way and Harry is running out of time to choose between a love that's arranged and one that he's found himself.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Nayan Padrai
Production: 103 Pics.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

For thousands of years,

families around the world...

...have chosen whom

their children would marry.

lt"s called

an arranged marriage.

Yeah, i know.

Arranged marriages?

They don"t sound

all that romantic,..

...but the upside is, they have a

very low risk of divorce.

lt"s quite simple, actually.

See, with arranged marriages,..

...family and friends are involved

in the matchmaking process.

From day one, so finding your life

partner becomes a whole lot easier...

...and painless, because everyone

has a stake in making the...

...marriage work.

Those are my grandparents.

Married 52 years.

My uncle and aunt...

...30 years.

And most of my other relatives--

They"ve also had arranged


...and all of them are

still married.

The bride and groom on the stage,

they barely know each other.

But you know what?

Nine out of ten, they"ll be married till

death do them part,..

...compared to the over 50% of today"s

love marriages,..

...which will ultimately end in divorce.

Prime example...

My parents.

They had a love marriage.

l know what you"ve been doing

behind my back.

lf it bothers you so much, why didn"t

you say something all these years?

- You repulse me.

- Stop playing victim.

For god sake"s, he"s upstairs.

Keep your bloody voice down.

Don"t twist my words.

l did what l thought was right.

l married you, didn"t l?

l should have never

fallen in love with you.

l want a divorce.

Now, don"t get me wrong, okay?

l"m not saying that all love

marriages are doomed to fail.

But why would l take the risk

when l clearly don"t have to?

l just won"t fall in love, not yet.

l"ll stick to time- honored tradition,..

...and get an arranged marriage,

and eventually, My wife and i will...

...grow to love each other,

just like my grandparents.

And we, too, will live happily

ever after, just like them.

We are gathered here on this

beautiful day...

...to join together...

- l love you.

- l love you too.

- l love you more.

- No, l love you more.

Oh, a teddy bear!

- You're my teddy bear.

- You're my teddy bear.

Oh, god.

l'm so sorry!

- Will you watch where you're going?

- l'm sorry.

l'm very sorry about that.

- They're just saying their "l do's."

Sorry again.

l see no reason to waste time. l"ll

get married right after l graduate.

l"ve even picked the date.

Everything is set.

Well, almost everything.

- Hello.

- Hello. Deepak uncle.

- Yes.

- lt's Harry.

- Harry who?

- Harry Shankar from New York.

- Do l know you?

- Sort of. l'm Dev and Geeta's son.

Oh, my, my, my. Those two.

l warned them.

- You did.

- And now they are divorced.

- Like you predicted.

- What a shame, huh?

Deepak uncle,

l don't know how to say this.

- Well, say it.

- l want to get married.

Will you help me?

- Of course.

When all else fails,

Pundit Deepak prevails.

- l think l just found Theresa's knight.

- Harry?

l gotta send that to your mom.

She likes that kind of stuff, man.

To get along with his mother- in- law.

- l like that.

- Good morning, everyone.

So, today's topic, with divorce rates

so high, why do people bother...

...getting married anymore?

- Perhaps free oral sex.

Maybe this is why divorce rates

are so high in America.

ln my country we respect marriage.

lt's something that's good...

...for the progress of society.

We take our time to arrange them...

...so that they last. When two people

get married at a younger age,..

...they have time to grow and accept

each other's ldiosyncrasies.

That's why lndia has one of the lowest

divorce rates in the world.

- Thank you, Mr. Shankar.

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Ralph Stein

Ralph Stein (1909–1994) was a writer, cartoonist and illustrator. Ralph Stein was born in New York City in 1909. He began his career as a photographer and illustrator at The World-Telegram. During World War II he was the staff cartoon editor for the U.S. Army magazine "Yank". During that time he was co-author, with Harry Brown, of "It's a Cinch, Private Finch," a humorous book about Army life, and many of his cartoons from "Yank" were compiled into a book called "What Am I Laughing At?".From 1953 to 1959, he helped draw and write the "Popeye" comic strip and illustrated "Here's How" for King Features. Stein's first daily "Popeye" strip was published in December 1954 and his last in August 1959. Stein's stories used very little of Popeye's supporting players, and instead took the sailor all over the world. He also returned Bluto to the daily strip beginning in 1957. Later Stein created Bluto's beard-less 'twin brother", Burlo. Stein was the author of several books about cars, including Sports Cars of the World (1952), Treasury of the Automobile (1961), The American Automobile (1978) and The Great Cars (1967).Other books by Ralph Stein include The Pinup From 1852 to Now and The Great Inventions.Stein died in 1994 at the Saybrook Convalescent Hospital in Old Saybrook, Conn at age 85 after a long illness. He had lived in Connecticut for many years. more…

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