Heartbeats

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  • PG
This romantic, international dance movie begins when troubled American Kelli is forced to attend a wedding in India with her family. She is soon a fish out of water in the city of Mumbai, experiencing exotic sights and sounds while witnessing the beauty... read more
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This romantic, international dance movie begins when troubled American Kelli is forced to attend a wedding in India with her family. She is soon a fish out of water in the city of Mumbai, experiencing exotic sights and sounds while witnessing the beauty of a family friend’s Indian wedding. When she meets Aseem, an entertainer pursuing his dreams in Mumbai, her heart and world are opened in ways she never dreamt. Both Kelli and Aseem are wrestling with questions of loyalty and doubts of who they are. When her brother died years ago, Kelli took on the mantle of being the family patriarch, and neither she nor her family have had closure to her brother’s loss. Nevertheless, Kelli has lied to her parents about being enrolled in law school, and has used her tuition to pursue her dream of dance in secret. Her loyalties, identity, and future are in question when our movie begins. Aseem comes from a small village where he taught himself dance and performance. Raised by his grandparents, he has come to Mumbai with his best friend, the charismatic but troubled BASU. The duo have been hustlers since arrival, but Aseem now wants to focus on his career, even though he secretly doubts his success. He wonders if he can have the success he seeks and maintain his friendship to his childhood friend. When Kelli and Aseem spark a passion in one another, they find the courage to pursue their goals and let go of their past mistakes, but it’s not without cost and heartache. Kelli’s visit to India is only for a short time, and to make things more difficult, her dear friend Deepika, Indian-American, whose brother is the groom, is in love with Aseem as well. In the tradition of “Save the Last Dance,” “Dirty Dancing” and the original “Step Up”, this story takes us on a musical journey of love, hope, and redemption.

Original Release

02/09/2017

US Release

03/20/2017

Cast

Krystal Ellsworth Kelli Andrews
Justin Chon Jae Juarez
Daphne Zuniga Michelle Andrews
Zachary Coffin Stage Manager
Mohan Kapur Harindar Zinta
Errol Peter Marks Bouncer Big E
Pramatesh Mehta Aseem's Grandfather
Megan Alexander Celebrity Judge
Vidya Malvade Naina
Kishori Shahane Sharada Zinta
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Duane Adler

Writers

Duane Adler

Cast

Krystal Ellsworth Kelli Andrews
Justin Chon Jae Juarez
Daphne Zuniga Michelle Andrews
Zachary Coffin Stage Manager
Mohan Kapur Harindar Zinta
Errol Peter Marks Bouncer Big E
Pramatesh Mehta Aseem's Grandfather
Megan Alexander Celebrity Judge
Vidya Malvade Naina
Kishori Shahane Sharada Zinta
Amanda-May Wilson Lisa
Amitash Pradhan Aseem Kapoor / Aseem
Paul McGillion Richard Andrews
Prabal Panjabi Basu
Salman Yusuff Khan Pallav
Maeve O'Brien Morgen Andrews
Hitendra Bhandari Pallav's Group Dancer
Jan Bostock Bobby L
Deepak Chaddar Tuttix Crew Dancer
Abhishek Das Pallav's Group Dancer

Producers

Megan Alexander Executive Producer
Tony Blain Executive Producer
Élyse Boulet Executive Producer
Marc Charette Executive Producer
Allen Cheney Executive Producer
Kirk D'Amico Executive Producer
Scott Scovill Executive Producer
Steve Shapiro Executive Producer
Julie Stadler Executive Producer
Brian Williams Executive Producer
Jean-François Doray Executive Producer
Nick Palladino III Executive Producer
Ryan Donnell Smith Executive Producer
Andrea Chung Producer
Sriram Das Producer
Karine Martin Producer
Haroon Saleem Producer

Editors

Tamara Meem

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