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Loins of Punjab Presents

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Director, cowriter and actor Manish Acharya’s scrappy comedy refracts the quirks, pretensions and self-delusions of American-born desis (South Asians raised outside India) through the prism of “Desi Icon,” a music competition sponsored by New Jersey meat purveyor Loins of Punjab. The featured contestants include a foulmouthed gay bhangra rapper, a wealthy housewife (Azmi) looking to score philanthropic points by donating the winnings to charity, a white-boy wanna-be (Raimondi) and a talented teen (Sharma) desperate to escape her family’s stifling expectations. The more you know about Bollywood clichés, desi neuroses and Indian-on-Indian stereotypes, the funnier you’ll find Acharya’s merciless in-jokes.
Written by Maitland McDonagh

Cast and crew

  • Director:Manish Acharya
  • Screenwriter:Manish Acharya, Anuvab Pal
  • Cast:
    • Shabana Azmi
    • Ishitta Sharma
    • Michael Raimondi
    • Seema Rahmani
    • Jameel Khan
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