Tiya Sircar is MISS INDIA AMERICA: coming to theaters March 25 and  On Digital HD and On Demand April 5

Star Tiya Sircar plays Lily who has her life planned out, but when her boyfriend falls for the reigning Miss India National beauty queen, plans change. Not happy to lose at anything, Lily decides that she must become the new Miss India National at whatever the cost!

After playing to a sold-out crowd at Cinequest Film Festival, winning the prestigious 2015 Center for Asian American Media’s Narrative Jury Award, bringing diversity to Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival, and receiving the Best Screenplay and Best Actress awards at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, MISS INDIA AMERICA opens in theaters March 25 before coming to Digital HD and on-demand platforms April 5from MarVista Entertainment.

Set in the world of South Asian American beauty pageants, the comedy marks the feature film directing debut of actor Ravi Kapoor (“Crossing Jordan”), who wrote the screenplay with Meera Simhan, his wife and one of the film’s co-stars.

MISS INDIA AMERICA follows the travails of high-achiever Lily Prasad (Tiya Sircar), a recent high school graduate who has a concrete life plan: to become a brain surgeon, marry her boyfriend, Karim, have kids and live happily ever after. But the “Lily Plan” comes crashing down when Karim runs off with the reigning Miss India National beauty queen.

Incapable of losing, Lily decides to win him back by becoming the new Miss India National, and recruits the help of her best friend (Kosha Patel), despite seemingly long odds and competition from the impossibly perfect Sonia Nielson (Hannah Simone).

Directed by Ravi Kapoor (‘CROSSING JORDAN’)

Written by Meera Simhan (‘ANGER MANAGEMENT’) and Ravi Kapoor

Starring Tiya Sircar (THE INTERNSHIP, ‘STAR WARS REBELS’), Hannah Simone (‘NEW GIRL’), Kosha Patel (‘NEWSROOM,’ ‘HOUSE OF LIES’), Meera Simhan, Bernard White (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER)


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93 minutes