Loins of Punjab
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American Idol step aside—at least for the singers showcasing their talents in the three-day New Jersey-based, Bollywood-inspired Desi Idol competition sponsored by a local butcher. A ruthless philanthropist, a bhangra rapper, an over-protected prodigy, a reckless actress, a lovelorn businessman, an entrepreneurial yogi and a Loin King are but some of the would-be stars who battle it out both on stage and off in this hilarious, Christopher Guest-like satire about dreams, ambition, and competition. LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS is the #1 English-language comedy ever to open in India and winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2008 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. With its deadpan humor perfectly fitting its small-town, NJ hotel conference room setting, and a stellar cast including Shabana Azmi, Ajay Naidu, and Ayesha Dharkar, the film comically and affectionately embraces the quirks of South Asian identity, culture, and family.
India, 2007, In English, 86 min, Directed by Manish Acharya