When Harry Tries to Marry

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When Harry Tries to Marry
Directed byNayan Padrai
Screenplay byRalph Stein
Nayan Padrai
Produced byNayan Padrai
Sheetal Vyas
Ritu Ahuja

Bhushan Thakkar
Ralph Stein
StarringRahul Rai
Stefanie Estes
Freishia Bomanbehram
CinematographyNick Taylor
Edited byJennifer Lilly
Music bySiddharth Kasyap
Featuring Sarah Sharp
108 Production
Distributed by108 Pics
Release dates
  • October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22) (Austin)
  • April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22) (United States)
CountryUnited States

When Harry Tries to Marry is a 2010 romantic comedy film, co-written, produced and directed by Nayan Padrai and starring Rahul Rai, Stefanie Estes, and Freishia Bomanbehram.[1][2]

Development and release[edit]

Initially a featured screenplay project at the Sundance Institute Independent Producers’ Conference in 2004;[3] and a top-ten finalist of the Creative Screenwriting contest in 2009,[4] filming commenced on the film on October 21, 2009 in New York City, with additional location shooting in Kuch, India.

The film had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival on October 22, 2010[5][6] and later played at the Mumbai Film Festival on October 27, 2010.[7] Subsequently, the film won Best Film (Audience Award), Best Crossover Film, and Best New Talent (Rahul Rai) at the Gala Dinner held at BAFTA by the London Asian Film Festival.[8][9][10][11] The film also won Best Feature Film (Comedy) at the Jersey Shore Film Festival, and was an official selection of the inaugural Gold Coast International Film Festival.

The film was released theatrically in the United States on April 22, 2011, and became available on video-on-demand and pay-per-view on August 1, 2011 in USA and Canada.


  • Rahul Rai as Harry Shankar
  • Stefanie Estes as Theresa
  • Freishia Bomanbehram as Nita
  • Osvaldo Hernandez Chavez as Louis
  • Caitlin Gold as Mary
  • Tony Mirrcandani as Dev Shankar
  • Zenobia Shroff as Geeta Shankar
  • Kanti Pandya as Pandit Deepak
  • Micky Makhija as Commissioner Shah
  • Grant Krethik as Slick Rick and Game Show Host
  • Lauren LoGuidice as Angela
  • Jagdish Patel as Chhotu


The soundtrack of the motion picture features music by Sarah Sharp, The June Junes, Small*Star, Andrea Perry, Craig Marshall, Ter'ell Shahid, Shreya Goshal, Udit Narayan, Madhushree, and Rishikesh Kamkerkar.[12]

Siddharth Kasyap was the music producer of the Indian music and background score composer. Sarah Sharp was the music supervisor. Two music videos from the film's soundtrack have been released: "She's the Latest One" by The June Junes, and "Love is Everywhere" by Sarah Sharp.

1."Dulhe Raja"Ibrahim AshkUdit Narayan and Madhushree 
2."Aao Naache Gaaye/Garba Ki Dhun"Ibrahim AshkShreya Ghoshal and Rishikesh Kamerkar 
3."Bhang Chadi"Ibrahim AshkRishikesh Kamerkar 
4."Love Is Everywhere"Sarah Sharp and Andrea PerrySarah Sharp 
5."You Were Mine"Sarah Sharp, Rachel Loy and Nayan PadraiSarah Sharp 
6."Blame It on the Night"Sarah SharpSarah Shar 
7."Hot as Hell"Sarah Sharp and Buffalo SpeedwaySarah Sharp 
8."It's in the Way"Andrea PerryAndrea Perry 
9."Pull Me Up"Rachel Loy, Adam Lilley and Paul BuonoSmallStar 
10."Live a Little"Rachel Loy, Adam Lilley and Brian KeaneSmallStar 
11."Garden of Eden"   
12.UntitledRachel Loy and Adam LilleySmallStar 
13."Shake That Thang"Duane HunterTer'ell Shahid 
14."Chasing Sleep"Sarah Sharp, Buffalo Speedway and Sam ArnoldSarah Sharp 
15."Settle for Me"Craig MarshallCraig Marshall 
16."It's Coming Back"Craig MarshallCraig Marshall 
17."She's the Latest One"Samuel J. Woldenberg, Max B. Woldenberg, Stephen Sulikowski and Mike KrompassThe June Junes 
18."Setting Sun"Samuel J. Woldenberg, Max B. Woldenberg, Stephen Sulikowski and Mike KrompassThe June Junes 
19."There's Something About Harry"Carlie Mantilla and Doni CarleyCarlie Mantilla and Doni Carley 
20."Desperately"Craig MarshallCraig Marshall 


  1. ^ "Globespinning with Nayan Padrai | Star-Telegram.com". www.dfw.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  2. ^ BWW News Desk. "WHEN HARRY TRIES TO MARRY Premieres at the Austin Film Fest 10/22". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  3. ^ Padrai, Nayan. "How We Financed When Harry Tries to Marry Through Staged Readings | Filmmaker Magazine". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  4. ^ "When Harry Tries to Marry, by public demand". Rediff. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  5. ^ 'Harry' to Preem at Austin Fest Variety Sep. 28, 2010
  6. ^ Harrison, Alexa (2010-09-28). "'Harry' to preem at Austin fest". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  7. ^ International Premiere at Mumbai Film Festival Rediff.com November 2, 2010
  8. ^ When Harry Tries to Marry Wins Three Awards in London Film Festival, from AVS TV [1]. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  9. ^ "Backstage". www.backstage.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  10. ^ "'When Harry Tries to Marry' – A Happy Ending". www.lassiwithlavina.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  11. ^ "History". London Asian Film Festival. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  12. ^ Soundtrack release Flipswitch PR March 21, 2011

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