LILY PRASAD is graduating from her Orange County high school at the top of her class. And she has a plan, "The Lily Plan”. She will become a brain surgeon like her father. Her sweet, lost boyfriend KARIM will become a petroleumengineer. They’ll get married. Have kids. Live happily ever after. But the plan is thrown into confusion when KARIM becomes smitten by and runs off with RESHMA, the reining Miss India National beauty queen. Not happy about losing at anything, Lily decides that she herself must become the new Miss India National! So talents must be learnt, dresses must be stolen, lies must be told and the competition must be crushed! But LILY will discover you’re not always a winner when you win, and there maybe more to learn when you lose.
The film touches on many relevant themes but especially focuses on the concept of ambition and what it means to win in both the South Asian community and at large. This is both a South Asian story, and an American story with universal appeal.
English, 95 minutes, 2014, USA
Cast: Tiya Sircar, Hannah Simone, Kosha Patel
Director: Ravi Kapoor