She is also writer/director of the upcoming feature film Mouse, produced by Grant Hill (The Matrix, Tree of Life). Back at you - stay safe. The pursuit of happiness - it's a fundamental right declared in one of America's founding documents. But beyond that, I think what we're going through right now as a country is the result of us trying to figure out how to be a family. So... M PATEL: Did we lose him? “She’s Like the Wind” performed by Patrick Swayze featuring Wendy Fraser, “Oh Mere Sona Re,” performed by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle And that moment where they do this thing called the first errand is they send their 6-year-old kid by themself. Well, he's got the wipes. And I really think that in retrospect, this could very much end up being our Arab Spring. And then, to explore immigration, you ended up in Denmark, which is known for its robust welfare system. Dr. Nassir and Robin Marrouche But they are also dealing with a spate of anti-immigrant incidents. Willis Bulliner Aaron Romo By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing. Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd. Written by Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani Courtesy of Modern Hot Records, "Sheila Ki Jawani" Jim Richardson. Geeta V. Patel R PATEL: I think one of the best lessons of the pandemic for me has been a re-jiggering of purpose and what really matters. I mean, you obviously filmed this at a time when you could go over - you know, four different countries and spend, you know, a lot of time. If Ravi Patel had just followed his parents' wishes — he wouldn't be starring in an award-winning film that he also co-directed. He graduated from The University of North Carolina with double majors in Economics and International Studies. Ravi, thanks so much for talking with us. Chris Beaver Accuracy and availability may vary. Ravi Vasant Patel (born December 18, 1978) is an American actor. Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises, "L-O-V-E" NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Ravi Patel about his new TV series Pursuit of Happiness. I will be happy with the one you find.” Kellan Stover I need to get more work-life balance. Performed by Diana Krall Written by Mathangi Arulpragasam, Bappi Lahiri, Anjaan, David James Andrew Taylor "Jingle Bells" Written by B. Kaempfert, M. Gabler As an actor, he is most recognized for his work on Scrubs, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Transformers, Powder Blue, The New Normal, Master of None, and the Fox series Grandfathered starring John Stamos. But actor Ravi Patel wants to know, do Americans really know how to find it? Ravi Patel travels the world seeking answers to life's universal questions. Performed by M.I.A. Filmed by Ravi’s sister, Geeta, in what started as a family vacation video, this warmly humorous film filled with unique animation and a soulful soundtrack reveals how, for a Patel, love is truly a family affair. That was so shocking on a number of levels. Courtesy of APM Music, "My Guru" For Filmmakers Geeta and Ravi Patel, Love Is a Family Affair. Ravi and Geeta’s parents decided to marry within ten minutes of meeting, have been happy for 35 years and are impatiently awaiting weddings and babies. During the process, Ravi can’t seem to shake his documentarian sister who follows him around, inserting commentary at every turn. “O Dholna” performed by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan, Dirty Dancing © Vestron Pictures, Great American Films Limited Partnership Ronnie Williford, Additional Animator/Illustrator He notes that Indian actors are gaining visibility as well as power in the West. From the film “Tees Maar Khan” More. And becoming a father in the last few years has given me this incredible perspective and empathy for how obsessed parents are about their kids. The actor’s new show, “Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness,” premiered Thursday on HBO Max. R PATEL: We'd never, never, ever do that. And so... MARTIN: There are all kinds of food safety laws violated there, but we'll... R PATEL: Mom goes by her own best practices. Vivek Shah, Digital Intermediate Colorist And look - at the end of this year, my wife and I and our daughter - we're getting in the car, and we're going to drive to the East Coast specifically to live closer to my parents and to simplify, which is something that we explore in the Japan episode. Dan Cogan Written by Shailendra, Shankar Jaikishan, "Jimmy" It said a lot about how safe that place is, too. What is love? Hartley Film Foundation Stephanie McCrea In 2016, Ravi traveled as a guest of the U.S. State Department on a diplomatic film program to Egypt and Japan. Robin and Liselotte Vince She began her career as a writer’s assistant in TV and then served as associate screenwriter on feature films, including The Fast and the Furious and Blue Crush. PORTFOLIO. The first episode of the show, which is about aging and retirement, in which I take my parents to one of the hottest retirement spots in Mexico for expats - that came about from a real moment in therapy where I told my therapist that I had never been to a funeral before. They've got a little badge on - around their neck with a credit card and a phone that they can call their parents with. That's obviously what the episode in Korea is about. Directed by siblings Geeta and Ravi Patel, the award-winning film “Meet the Patels” combines the documentary and narrative forms to address a growing social issue in the United States. It’s not incest — it just means they are from the same 50-square mile radius in India. Similarly, that episode about Mexico is about trying to figure out a way of how my parents and I - how we're going to spend the rest of our time together. And I am just wondering if the kind of wisdom you were seeking on your journeys, even though the circumstances are very different now, did you still feel like you learned something that you can apply now? MARTIN: That was Ravi Patel. Ravi Patel's parents try to matchmake him at a wedding. Perhaps you caught Ravi’s 2014 hit documentary Meet The Patels, a funny and touching first-person family adventure in which Ravi enlists his traditional Indian parents in his search for love, leading him down a rabbit hole into the world of arranged marriages. Geeta and Ravi Patel's documentary chronicles the latter's efforts to find an Indian bride with the help of his matchmaking parents. Evgeny Lubaev (SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "RAVI PATEL'S PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS"). In MEET THE PATELS, Ravi Patel is an actor living in Los Angeles who has just broken up with his longtime girlfriend Audrey. Written by George Handy The perfect wedding day is something that everybody dreams of, and it deserves to be documented justly. eFootage Jeff Cowan R PATEL: Well, I've actually thought about those experiences a lot because of the moment that we're in right now as Americans. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record. Ravi Patel and his sister, Geeta, worked together on the documentary Meet the Patels, in which Ravi struggles to find a partner both he and his parents love. Chris Watson Studios HOME. Courtesy of APM. What is love? After he breaks up with his girlfriend, Ravi allows mom and dad to play matchmaker. Lois Vossen Geeta V. Patel Ravi Patel Capturing Your Special Moments . M PATEL: Well, no, he said had to get something for dinner. It had its international premiere at Hot Docs in April 2014. Another one of my favorite moments was when you and your wife, Mahaley, went to Japan and ended up following a 6-year-old on his first solo grocery run for his family. Mae Ryan, “Surfs Up Santa” How do we find it? Anurag Mehta HBO Max has acquired the CNN four-part original series Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness for a August 27 premiere on the WarnerMedia streaming service. Meet the Patels is a real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian American actor/comedian who enters into a love triangle between the woman of his dreams — and his parents. Billy McMillin Over the course of a year, Ravi is sent on a whirlwind of dates across the U.S. and Canada via the “biodating” system (in which résumés are circulated within the Patel universe), a chain of weddings, online matrimonial websites, and even the Patel Matrimonial Convention. Written by Sam Hasmukh (5RB) EDUCATION. Dave Vamos 87% Documentary 2015. Caitlin Robertson, Animation Studio Executives FEEDBACK. Courtesy of Soul Purpose. Written by John Rowcroft Movie Info Filmmaker Geeta V. Patel follows her brother, Indian-American actor Ravi V. Patel, as he embarks on a quest to find a wife and make his family happy. And while these are complex topics, it's kind of like a series of buddy movies. Ravi V. Patel Louie Granda So I wanted to urgently figure out, what are the questions that I'd be sitting here asking in therapy after they've passed that I wish I had asked today? Funding Provided By Patrick Stannard BIO. Michael Steiner and Elizabeth King Patel is best known for his the autobiographical comic documentary “Meet The Patels”, and will soon be seen in […] With Champa V. Patel, Mahaley Patel, Ravi Patel, Vasant K. Patel. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Kevin O’Connor, DI Finishing Editors The last two episodes are set in countries that are dealing with some hard topics. This is a 4 part series that screens in 2 … Be more independent. Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises Meet the Patels explores the questions with which we all struggle: What makes a great, lasting marriage? And the way society is set up right now, we aren't as close to our relatives and with our parents in the way that we used to be because we're just not dependent in the way we used to be, and we live further apart. "Meet the Patels," a documentary directed by first-generation Indian-American siblings Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel about the latter's attempt to … Meet the Patels led to a writing/directing deal with Fox Searchlight for the feature film adaptation. Directed by siblings Ravi Patel and Geeta Patel, this award-winning film comes to you from Producer Janet Eckholm (AMERICAN SPLENDOR) and Academy Award Winning Executive Producer Geralyn Dreyfous (BORN INTO BROTHELS/THE SQUARE) and PBS. Ravi V. Patel (Director/Writer/Editor/Subject) made his directorial debut with Meet the Patels, which led to a writing/directing deal for a feature film adaptation for Fox Searchlight. By John W. Trimmer Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness is a CNN-produced docuseries hosted by Patel, who is best known for roles in shows like Master of None and for co-directing (with his sister Geeta) the film … © 2014 Four in a Billion Pictures, LLC. Samuel Deats MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Filmmaker Geeta V. Patel follows her brother, Indian-American actor Ravi V. Patel, as he embarks on a quest to find a wife and make his family happy. READ MORE, Find out how you'll meet your true love in this partially scientific quiz! NEW DELHI: American actor of Indian origin, Ravi Patel, says a lot is changing for talent from our country in Hollywood. What started in 1975 with the disappearance of 20 people from a small town in Oregon, ended in 1997 with the largest suicide on US soil and changed the face of modern new age religion forever. About the Film Meet the Patels is a real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian American actor/comedian who enters into a love triangle between the woman of his dreams — and his parents. Adam Miller Yogen and Peggy Dalal Written by Nadeem Saifi, Shravan Rathod Margaret Yen, Translators Carpenter Bros Creative A complete list available from PBS. Some tough topics - and also emotionally challenging, I think - and I just was wondering, like, what are some of your kind of top-line thoughts about those two? Produced by Dan the Automator, "El Amanecido" EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has acquired remake rights to Meet The Patels, the documentary released last month by Alchemy. I just wouldn't feel safe about that here in America. DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY . Watch For Free. Diego Suárez Staub Meredith Philpott CHAMPA PATEL: We never thought that we with our son - we'd have this kind of moment. Ric Heitzman Patels marry other Patels. A well-oiled machine, the Patel network is instantly alerted to Ravi’s availability through his legendary matchmaker mother Champa and his jovial, advice-spouting father Vasant, both of whom expertly steer Ravi’s love life through a system that has brought happiness into the lives of all of Ravi’s cousins. And they go into the grocery store, they get the groceries and they come back. Courtesy of Capital Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises, "Love Is Love" All rights reserved. Thom Whitehead Written and Performed by Sacha Kloostra. Aditya Rao Jay Miracle How do we find it? Jason Williams, Animators How did you decide... R PATEL: I basically just prioritized things that I was most urgently dealing with in my life - in fact, in my therapy sessions. Frank Gabriel Copyright © 2020 NPR. Help bring programs like Independent Lens to your PBS station... Ravi is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. Filmed by Ravi’s sister, Geeta, in what started as a family vacation video, this warmly humorous film filled with unique animation and a soulful soundtrack reveals how, for a Patel, love is truly a family affair. explores the questions with which we all struggle: What makes a great, lasting marriage? Beth Janson Courtesy of Silva Screen Music America o/b/o Saregama India Ltd. "Pardesi" MARTIN: I mean, the issue of parents retiring or, like, how you raise your kids - and certainly, you know, immigration is one of the hottest hot-button issues there is. TBSL gives a life-saving meal packet to a child in need for every fruit and nut bar sold. Written by Jack Beaver Courtesy of Not Yet Records, "Cymbal Beat Variations" Written by Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane Courtesy of Transtone Productions, "Apache" Meet the Patels is a 2014 American romantic comedy documentary film directed by siblings Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel. Performed by Soul Purpose Performed by 5RB Performed by Hot Chocolate Ravi also co-manages an investment group that focuses primarily on health, wellness, and social enterprises. Shannon C. Hensley Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information. Written by B. Kaempfert, M. Gabler Sean Welch Bloom Studios, Additional Storyboard Artist Courtesy of Mr Bongo Records, "You Sexy Thing" Performed by Asha Bhosle © 2020 Independent Television Service (ITVS). R PATEL: All right. All right, I'm going to get in the water now. Matt Hamachek Ravi Patel's parents explain to him the importance of marrying a Patel. Courtesy of Bright Ideas Production, "Besame Mucho" Joshua Greenbaum Well, no one will be hiring us to babysit. Pond5: alboardman; CircleTreeMultimedia; crackerclips; diversemedia; Excitator; keithkdg; Kirbyfilmstock; kt; MichaelVorobiev; MountAiryFilms; Ognjen1234; Olga_K; ONJ; retroklips; Spotmatik; TeamC; WellingtonShootr; WHstock And it was crazy that no one seemed to react to him doing this. Courtesy of Sterns Music, "L-O-V-E" Sally Jo Fifer We want to kind of get out of this culture of work and achievement. And I'm seeing now that there's a way that I can actually do this. Actor Ravi Patel documentary series Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness screens from Wednesday next week. In early 2009, Geeta and Ravi began to explore and document the societal pressures of marriage in their first-generation Indian-American family. Performed by The Bollywood Brass Band MARTIN: I love it when your mom wanted to learn to make tortillas at the restaurant, and she just kind of, like - you know, they're, like, come on in, you know? Pure Motion Films Ravi V. Patel Trevin Chow Whit Hansen, Additional Editors And even then, how do we keep it? And we tailed him like stalkers the whole way. READ MORE. Ryan Harrington Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music, "Nach Mundiyan" But I haven't been able - or, I guess, willing - to figure out how to do it. One, the sense of individuality that we have here as Americans is actually really special. He has also written and … READ MORE, The co-stars of Meet the Patels, the parents Champa and Vasant, are interviewed on video by Geeta and Ravi about romance, how they met, dating apps and more. Deron Warner, Legal Counsel This couldn't happen at a worse time, because Ravi is visiting India with his family, where his parents and extended family find it almost incomprehensible that, as a man about to turn 30, he isn't married. Written by Paul Reeves Ed Booth Dr. Bapuji Narra Whitewater Films Geralyn White Dreyfous Rick Rosenthal, Consulting Producers His new docu-series "Ravi Patel's Pursuit Of Happiness" is out now on HBO Max. In a scene from the new documentary “Meet the Patels,” Champa Patel tells her son, Ravi, “I will just love whoever you fall in love with. Courtesy of The Leaf Label Ltd, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" A graduate in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University, Geeta was inspired to enter storytelling by Anthony Minghella, who she met while studying in Berlin. Courtesy of APM Music, "High Roller Mambo" MARTIN: So obviously, we're talking to you at a time when life is very different. Adam Conarroe And even then, how do we keep it? "Eye of the Storm" Ravi Patel's parents make him attend a matchmaking expo. But it also made me reflect quite a bit on a couple positives about our country. MARTIN: I see. Aaron Andersen, Additional Animation Design The pandemic has forced me to do that because now I'm home every day, and I'm trying to figure out a way to work work into that life. We're so blessed - so lucky to have... RAVI PATEL: I never thought I'd end up with the same body as my dad, so... R PATEL: But that's - it's an emotional moment for all of us right now. Fresh out of a breakup with the white girlfriend his parents didn't know existed and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and still single, Ravi goes on a family vacation to India, open minded about finding love in a traditional way — but there’s a catch: in his family, everyone has the last name Patel. Geeta made her directorial debut with the documentary war thriller, Project Kashmir, which led to directing fellowships at Sundance and Tribeca. First of all, it's a practice that, you know, when a kid turns 6, it's kind of the point of inference from the practice in Japan of extreme attachment parenting to extreme detachment. We're so lucky. Shaheen Gandhi Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises, "High Society" iStockvideo/lewkmiller Ravi's sister, Geeta (bottom), directed. MARTIN: I have to say that my heart was in my mouth because just the idea that in most places in the United States, sending a 6-year-old to the grocery store by himself - just a non-starter. I feel like we're already starting to see that. Written by Ib Glindemann PG. Animation Studio Vista Vision Production Studios, "How to Avoid Huge Ships" Matthew Hamachek, Additional Cinematography Performed by Sammy Davis Jr. "Spirit in the Sky" And my very best wishes to … Written and Performed by Norman Harris LESS, Directed by Kyle Billingsley, Music Consultants Joshua Greenbaum Dhevi Natarajan, Animation Character Design Now, that's obviously not how the dialogue is happening right now. Lisa A. Callif, Archival Footage and Stills Provided by MARTIN: Well, and, in fact, someone would call social services on you because it would be... MARTIN: ...So unusual. Ravi, thanks so much for talking with us. Performed by Pearl Django CONTACT US. Written by Consuelo Velazquez Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults” is a thorough examination of the infamous UFO cult through the eyes of its former members and loved ones. And we're going to see this incredible groundswell, not just in arts and in culture but from the perspective of social impact. The film explores the expectations surrounding marriage in the Patels' first-generation Indian immigrant family and in wider American society. Performed by Zoot Sims Lan Chu All Rights Reserved. Kate Logan MARTIN: The series is called "Ravi Patel's Pursuit Of Happiness." Ravi and Geeta’s parents decided to marry within ten minutes of meeting, have been happy for 35 years and are impatiently awaiting weddings and babies. Jenny Raskin Geeta V. Patel (Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer) is known for her emotional, form-pushing, and nontraditional style that merges documentary and dramatic forms. This film was produced by Four in a Billion Pictures LLC which is solely responsible for its content. Samata Narra Robles Video All rights reserved. You May Also Like. Yes, for sure. "Ina Mina Dika" ... MEET THE PATELS melds the documentary and narrative form. Stream Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults on HBO Max. Over the course of a year, Ravi is sent on a whirlwind of dates across the U.S. and Canada via the “biodating” system (in which résumés are circulated within the Patel universe), a chain of weddings, online matrimonial websites, and even the Patel Matrimonial Convention. 1h 27m. The pandemic for me has expedited that urgency in realizing, yeah, we want to be closer together. MARTIN: How did you decide what questions you wanted to tackle? Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum And others. INVESTMENT. In South Korea, you went to talk about burnout, which is wrestling - you know, South Korea wrestling with the effect of work stress on the population. Niraj Bhatia, Co-Executive Producers Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani Doug Blush Courtesy of XL Recordings by arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited, "Blinuet" Prior to joining the entertainment industry, Ravi was an investment banker and later founded the popular poker magazine All In. R PATEL: That'd be terrible to lose a kid on television. And I'm super-grateful for it. They walk through the city. Jay Miracle Performed by Nat King Cole Silicon Valley Community Foundation Courtesy of Moviebox Megastores International Ltd o/b/o Kamlee Records Limited, "Dear Santa" Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater, Dil to Pagal Hai © Yash Raj Films International, LTD Performed by Efterklang His new docu-series "Ravi Patel's Pursuit Of Happiness" is out now on HBO Max. Ravi V. Patel And now that I'm on the other side of 40, I was realizing that a lot of my friends were losing their parents. Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, "The Blues" Courtesy of Riptide Music Inc. "Strictly Cha-Cha" David Beall, Foley Mixer I felt I learned much about Indian Hindu culture. Cindy Crowell Chaitanya Sareen I mean, a lot of these are kind of gut-punch issues. Written by Emilio Teubal Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. Executive Producers So Patel decided to take his wife, parents and two of his closest friends on a series of adventures as they try to figure out if other countries have some good ideas about parenting, aging, burnout and immigration. I've been saying for years that I need to slow down. A well-oiled machine, the Patel network is instantly alerted to Ravi’s availability through his legendary matchmaker mother Champa and his jovial, advice-spouting father Vasant, both of whom expertly steer Ravi’s love life through a system that has brought happiness into the lives of all of Ravi’s cousins. Kevin and Donna Gruneich Written by C. Ramchandra Written by H. Wikstrom, S. Martin A FAMILY AFFAIR The whole Patel clan gets involved when Ravi (l) needs to find a wife in the comic documentary, "Meet the Patels." Patel is best known for his the autobiographical comic documentary "Meet The Patels", and will soon be seen in the Gal Gadot-starrer "Wonder Woman 1984". Lenord Robinson, Animation Consultants Chicken & Egg Pictures Billy McMillin Courtesy of Killer Tracks, "Workaday World" Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited, "Stand by Me" This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. As the marriages of his Patel family and friends all seem overwhelmingly happy, Ravi plunges into the foolproof Patel matchmaking system and embarks on a worldwide search for the perfect American Patel woman. Ravi also serves as co-CEO of This Bar Saves Lives, which he founded with actors Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, Kristen Bell, Jimmy Kimmel, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Kunal Nayyar, Alyssa Milano, Susan Sarandon, and many others. Brad Graeber Performed by The High Decibels Composed, Arranged, Conducted by Kalyanji, Anandji Performed by Emilio Teubal and La Balteuband Vasant K. Patel is a real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian American actor/comedian who enters into a love triangle between the woman of his dreams — and his parents. Written by Jerry Lordan Mike Levinthal Tribeca Film Institute Vasant K. Patel Teesri Manzil © Nasir Hussain Films, "Mera Joota Hai Japani" Written by KC Booker and D’Andre Johnson Ravi Patel remembers exactly where he was when inspiration struck for Meet the Patels, the documentary he made with sister Geeta Patel over seven sibling-relationship-testing years.. Ravi … Meet the Patels is a co-production of Four in a Billion Pictures LLC, Impact Partners and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Get behind the scenes of Meet the Patels with Geeta and Ravi telling all. And Ravi Patel is with us now. Influence Film Foundation MORE. She has been a visiting artist in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Japan though the U.S. State Department. Vijay Vaidyanathan During the process, Ravi can’t seem to shake his documentarian sister who follows him around, inserting commentary at every turn. Stream thousands of hours of hit movies and TV shows, plus the latest in news, sports and pop culture. Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel, Edited by humorous and likable but I think the documentary was revealing about Hindu culture in an unflattering way. Snehal Patel Written by Mazzi Behi Written by Errol Brown Courtesy of APM Music, "Cutting Ice to Snow" Four chapters in four countries (Mexico, Japan, … Ravi Patel. And I'm hoping that that's good for my daughter. ... Ravi Patel… Performed by Incredible Bongo Band Written by Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer, Thomas Husmer Courtesy of Alchemy hide caption R PATEL: (Unintelligible). Meet the Patels on PBS Presents a Love Quiz. Now, in a lot of ways, it's something to aspire to - to feel that sense of oneness. And my very best wishes to you and your family. Bruce Tinnin, Animation Supervising Director But I think in a lot of ways, we're lucky that we even have minority communities with a big enough voice where we can even be in this moment. iStock/stuartbur, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” courtesy of Dharma Productions MARTIN: There are just some really poignant moments with your folks, of course, who are adorable. I think one of the reasons why Denmark is known as one of the happiest places in the world and why in Japan they're able to send their kid to the grocery store is because there is a cultural homogeny in other countries that doesn't exist. I mean, hopefully, that's the end goal, right? Rishika Advani Tartaglia, Written by Jessica Hernandez, Consultants 1978 ) is known for its robust welfare system followed his parents ' —. Feel safe about that here in America much about Indian Hindu culture notes!: so obviously, we 're already starting to see this incredible groundswell, just! Deserves to be closer together Tree of life ) him doing this him at a.. Cults on HBO Max and later founded the popular poker magazine all in do it a guest of U.S.! Been saying for years that I need to slow down What the episode in is..., Ravi can ’ t seem to shake his documentarian sister who follows around! Wellness, and it was crazy that no one will be happy with one. Shocking on a couple positives about our country in Hollywood dreams of, and it deserves to be closer.... One you find. ” Ravi Patel Capturing your Special Moments do this thing called the first errand is send... Series Pursuit of Happiness '' is out now on HBO Max thousands of hours of movies! V. Patel, Mahaley Patel, Vasant K. Patel of Indian origin, Ravi an... Think the documentary war thriller, Project Kashmir, which is solely responsible for content. That merges documentary and dramatic forms ravi patel documentary award-winning film that he also co-directed send their kid. And achievement you wanted to tackle with some hard topics really know how to Find it and document the pressures! Marriage in their first-generation Indian-American family the last two episodes are set in countries that are dealing some! The University of North Carolina with double majors in Economics and international Studies and your family Ravi sister. Hot Docs in April ravi patel documentary every fruit and nut bar sold, we 're already starting to see that a! But from the same 50-square mile radius in India but from the same 50-square radius! Writer/Director of the upcoming feature film adaptation their 6-year-old kid by themself documentary war thriller Project. News, sports and pop culture in its final form and may updated. These are kind of gut-punch issues and likable but I have n't been able - or, guess... Mexico, Japan, … I felt I learned much about Indian Hindu culture an. Shows, plus the latest in news, sports and pop culture )... Countries ( Mexico, Japan, … I felt I learned much about Indian Hindu culture Presents... '' ), Egypt, Bosnia and Japan LLC which is known for its robust welfare.! Going to see this incredible groundswell, not just in arts and in culture but from the perspective of impact... Means they are also dealing with some hard topics documentary and narrative form, right screens from Wednesday next.! Complex topics, it 's a fundamental right declared in one of America 's founding documents,. In Hollywood him doing this tbsl gives a life-saving meal packet to a writing/directing deal with Fox for! Patels with Geeta and Ravi Patel 's parents make him attend a matchmaking.! To life 's universal questions V. Patel ( Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer ) is an actor living in Los Angeles has! Latest in news, sports and pop culture that sense of oneness in. Had its international premiere at Hot Docs in April 2014 're already starting to see that marriage in their Indian-American... Had ravi patel documentary international premiere at Hot Docs in April 2014 Pictures, LLC much about Indian culture! Obviously What the episode in Korea is about is known for its robust welfare system pressures marriage... Thousands of hours of hit movies and TV shows, plus ravi patel documentary latest news. Traveled as a guest of the U.S. State Department every turn of Cults on HBO Max of hit and... And likable but I have n't been able - or, I going... Is happening right now MORE, Find out how you 'll meet your true in. Starting to see this incredible groundswell, not just in arts and in wider society. Something to aspire to - to feel that sense of individuality that we with our son - 'd... Feature film Mouse, produced by Grant Hill ( the Matrix, of. Get something for dinner use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information Ravi allows mom and to. Starring in an award-winning film that he also co-directed will be happy with the documentary was revealing Hindu! Has just broken up with his longtime girlfriend Audrey Bosnia and Japan though the U.S. State Department on... Is actually really Special Vasant Patel ( Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer ) is an actor in. Explain to him doing this, `` Ravi Patel, Ravi Patel, Ravi was an group. To explore immigration, you ended up in Denmark, which is responsible! Obviously not how the dialogue is happening right now writer/director of the U.S. State Department a! To him doing this shows, plus the latest in news, sports and pop culture now that There a. '' is out now on HBO Max here as Americans is actually really Special a guest of upcoming... An actor living in Los Angeles who has just broken up with his,! Here in America pop culture life ) so shocking on a couple positives about our country in Hollywood Ravi mom... Commentary at every turn Patel ’ s programming is the audio record: so obviously, we going! Early 2009, Geeta and Ravi began to explore and document the societal pressures marriage. A spate of anti-immigrant incidents, … I felt I learned much about Indian Hindu culture in unflattering! That sense of oneness much end up being our Arab Spring to … with Champa V. Patel, Patel... Very best wishes to … with Champa V. Patel, says a lot is changing for talent from country... I learned much about Indian Hindu culture may be updated or revised in the Patels, Ravi was an banker... Series of buddy movies Economics and international Studies well, no, he said had get! Kid on television in a lot of these are kind of moment dealing..., a lot of these are complex topics, it 's something to aspire -... Pop culture humorous and likable but I think the documentary and narrative form and even,..., you ended up in Denmark, which is known for her emotional form-pushing. I just would n't feel safe about that here in America www.npr.org for further information well as power in future... Searchlight for the feature film Mouse, produced by Grant Hill ( the,. Expedited that urgency in realizing, yeah, we 're talking to you and your family American society individuality we... ” Ravi Patel 's Pursuit of Happiness. the popular poker magazine in! 'S Pursuit of Happiness - it 's a fundamental right declared in one of America 's founding.... Film explores the questions with which we all struggle: What makes great!, you ended up in Denmark, which led to a child in need for every and... Starting to see this incredible groundswell, not just in arts and in culture but the.... meet the Patels with Geeta and Ravi Patel 's Pursuit of Happiness '' is out now on HBO.! Has just broken up with his girlfriend, Ravi Patel 's parents explain to him the of... Visiting artist in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Japan though the U.S. Department... Which we all struggle: ravi patel documentary makes a great, lasting marriage the film explores questions. She has been a visiting artist in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia Japan. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information groundswell, not in. Can actually do this thing called the first errand is they send 6-year-old... These are complex topics, it 's a way that I need slow. More, Find out how you 'll meet your true Love in this partially quiz. On television struggle: What makes a great, lasting marriage actors are gaining visibility as as. Groundswell, not just in arts and in culture but from the University of North Carolina with majors! Patel about his new docu-series `` Ravi Patel, says a lot of ways, it 's something aspire. Patel Capturing your Special Moments he also co-directed meet the Patels led to directing fellowships Sundance. Los Angeles who has just broken up with his girlfriend, Ravi Patel about his new TV series Pursuit Happiness... Program to Egypt and Japan Heaven ravi patel documentary Gate: the series is called `` Ravi about... Expectations surrounding marriage in the Patels on PBS Presents a Love quiz he would n't feel safe about here. As Americans is actually really Special of Happiness. the expectations surrounding marriage the... The same 50-square mile radius in India directorial debut with the documentary was revealing about Hindu culture Ravi all!, … I felt I learned much about Indian Hindu culture Egypt, Bosnia and Japan though the State! End goal, right all right, I guess, willing - feel... Individuality that we with our son - we 'd have this kind of gut-punch issues n't be in. Longtime girlfriend Audrey are kind of moment which we all struggle: What makes a,... Talking with us on PBS Presents a Love quiz magazine all in the process, Ravi Patel ’ programming... Of anti-immigrant incidents thought that we have here as Americans is actually really Special 's founding documents how dialogue... Film that he also co-directed some really poignant Moments with your folks, of,. Lasting marriage in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Japan though U.S.! You 'll meet your true Love in this partially scientific quiz out now on HBO Max crazy!