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Loins of Punjab Presents
     

Loins of Punjab Presents

Director: Manish Acharya, Shabana Azmi, Ajay Naidu, Ayesha Dharker

Cast: Manish Acharya, Shabana Azmi, Ajay Naidu, Ayesha Dharker

 
A handful of Indian-Americans vie for overnight stardom in a competition for amateur singers in this mockumentary comedy. The Loins of Punjab meat company is sponsoring a televised contest in which fans of Indian pop music will be given the chance to put their talents to the test, with the grand prize winner claiming a 25,000-dollar purse. A diverse array of aspiring

Overview

A handful of Indian-Americans vie for overnight stardom in a competition for amateur singers in this mockumentary comedy. The Loins of Punjab meat company is sponsoring a televised contest in which fans of Indian pop music will be given the chance to put their talents to the test, with the grand prize winner claiming a 25,000-dollar purse. A diverse array of aspiring singing stars arrive in New Jersey for the competition; some are Indian émigrés who've made their way to America, others were born in the United States to South Asian parents, and one is a Jewish guy, Josh Cohen (Michael Raimondi), who picked up his fondness for Indian music from his girlfriend, Opama (Ayesha Dharker). Other contestants include Sania Rahman (Seema Rahmani), a would-be actress often accused of not being Indian enough by casting agents; financial advisor Vikram Tejwani (Manish Acharya), who is out of work now that his job has been outsourced to India; a militant gay rap artist who calls himself The Turbanotorious BDG (Ajay Naidu); Preeti Patel (Ishitta Sharma), a teenage girl who just wants to be noticed by her large and growing family; and Rrita Kapoor (Shabana Azmi), a wealthy and unscrupulous housewife who isn't above bribing the judges with money or sex. Loins of Punjab Presents was the first feature film from writer and director Manish Acharya, who also plays Vikram.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
UPC:
0845637000852
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Indiepix
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
77,231

Special Features

Writers & critics audio commentaries with director Manish Acharya; Behind the scenes: below the loin & fly on a fake wall; Interviews with Shabana Azmi & Manish Acharya; Deleted scenes; Short films; Theatrical trailer; Music videos

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shabana Azmi Rrita Kapoor
Ajay Naidu The Turbanotorious BDG
Ayesha Dharker Opama
Seema Rahmani Sania Rahman
Darshan Jariwala Sanjeev Patel
Michael Raimondi Josh Cohen
Ishitta Sharma Preeti Patel
Kory Bassett Otto
Lovleen Mishra Actor
Jameel Khan Actor
Kunaal Roy Kapur Actor
Manish Acharya Actor

Technical Credits
Manish Acharya Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Samrat Chakrabarti Score Composer
Michael Cohen Score Composer
Lakshmipriya Devi Asst. Director
Christopher Dillon Editor
Nakul Kamte Sound/Sound Designer
Arvind Kannabiran Cinematographer
Kaarthik Kirubhakaran Associate Producer
Anuvab Pal Screenwriter
Pravin Casting
Ayesha Punvani Production Designer
Rohit Shinkre Production Designer
Rabiah Troncelliti Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Loins of Punjab Presents
1. The Lion King [3:17]
2. Six Strangers [8:48]
3. Welcome to New Hillville [7:08]
4. The Munchies [4:43]
5. Auditions & Anxieties [8:21]
6. Saturday Evening [5:33]
7. And How For the Night [3:12]
8. Love In the Hallways [3:42]
9. Sunday Morning [3:59]
10. And Then There Were Ten [4:36]
11. Hello New Jersey! [3:32]
12. Preeti: Man Kyon Behka [2:22]
13. BDG: Dhaki Naki Naki [3:53]
14. Mrs. Kapoor: Ghura Liya [4:13]
15. Sania: Bole Chudiyan [4:24]
16. Kapoor vs Preeti [3:57]
17. Go Home, Foreigner! [3:45]
18. Balloons From Ceiling [2:00]
19. Inside Outside [1:39]
20. End Credits [2:54]

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