Dinner With Friends

Top 10% for Nicholls Fellowship, 2014
Second Round for Sundance Screenwriting Lab, 2011 and 2014

Pitch: Clueless meets Monsoon Wedding.

Tagline: If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit next to me.

Setting: Present day. Ruby Hill, a fictitious Indian enclave in Southern California.

Logline: When a spoiled teenager uncovers her mother’s feminist past, she is driven to turn her world of privilege upside down.

Synopsis: Megha is back home from college for the summer, and she’s sick of being dragged to boring dinner parties with her parents. But when she discovers her father having an affair, and her mother’s militant past, things get interesting fast. As Megha digs deeper into the family’s secrets, she is torn between her loyalty to her best friend and her love for a working-class store clerk. Megha realizes that she no longer wants to stay in her protected, privileged bubble, but the consequences of breaking free are more drastic than anyone expected.