INDIAN SUMMER is a modern-day DON QUIXOTE, with a Bollywood twist.
Shayla Yost is a 23-year-old lost in the shuffle of life: dead-end job, terrible roommate, no romantic prospects, oppressive sense of ennui. As she would say, "Ugh!" However, this all changes when her impulsive best friend Don returns early from the Peace Corps. She's excited to see him-- until she learns that somehow his time overseas has fried his brains and left him with an obsessive love for Bollywood films, such an obsessive love, indeed, that he's acting like an Indian action star--singing, dancing, and getting in over-the-top fights. To make matters worse, he wants Shayla to drive across the country with him to meet an "Indian girlfriend" she's never even heard of. Over the course of their 3,000 mile trip, Don and Shayla are forced to rediscover who they are, what they want in life, and what they ultimately feel for each other--and to also ask the big question "Has Don lost his marbles?"