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Loins of Punjab Presents (2007/IndiePix DVD Set)

 

Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: A     Episodes: A-

 

 

The stage is set.  The contestants are here.  In three days one of these contestants will walk away with $25,000 in a Bollywood-style singing contest hosted by a loins millionaire.  In these three days the contestants will do whatever it takes to become the next singing idol, in particular 5 Indian-Americans and one Caucasian Indophile.  Hearts will swoon, love and hate will meet, tradition and modern will clash, but in the end there can be only one.
 
Loins of Punjab Presents (2007) is a hilarious feature a comedy filled with perceived Indian cultures and stereotypes.  When it comes down to showbiz, fame and money, Bollywood can be just as entertaining as Hollywood.  Director Manish Acharya plays Vikram, who's about to be outsourced overseas in 2 weeks.  Rrita, a well connected 'saint' willing to do anything to win the contest. Turbanotorios, wants to introduce Indian hip-hop.  Josh, an American who love anything Indian and is trying promoting Joga (Yoga + Jogging).  Sania an actress who doesn't know word in Hindi but want to be in Bollywood, and Preeti Patel a young Indian girl with an overly supportive family with color coordinated shirts.
 
This was an amusing film, it was like if you mixed Indian cultures with traditional ideas with modern values and then crossed it with American Idol.  The characters are all eccentrics, far from being perfect each one with their own flaws and problems, but its makes them all the more believable and admirable.  That even from a world of different culture, deep underneath we are all human, good and bad.  The 2-disc special edition includes commentaries with writers, critics and director, behind the scenes, interviews with characters and cast, deleted scenes, short film, trailers and music videos.

 

 

-   Ricky Chiang


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