Geeta and Ravi Patel on Making MEET THE PATELS – Nell Minow interviews

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meet the patels posterGeeta, a documentary filmmaker, was trying out a new camera on a family trip to India, just after her brother, Ravi, an actor (Scrubs) broke up with his non-Indian girlfriend, in part because he was worried he would not be able to make a life with someone who was not of his culture. When he agreed to try out the Patel’s traditional Indian matchmaking system — involving speed-dating at a huge Gujarati gathering like a combination convention and mixer — Geeta and Ravi decided to keep filming and see what developed. Read Nell Minow’s interview with Geeta and Ravi Patel.

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Nell Minow

Nell Minow is assistant editor at She reviews each week’s releases on radio stations across the country and her reviews and interviews are also found at,, and She is the author of several books, including The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments.