Loins Of Punjab Presents


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Director, co-writer 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 bhangra rapper, a wealthy housewife (Shabana Azmi) looking to score philanthropic points by donating the winnings to charity, a white-boy wannabe (Michael Raimondi) and a talented teen (Ishitta 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.

By Maitland McDonagh
Time Out Dubai,

Loins Of Punjab Presents

  • Duration: 88
  • Released: Thu, 27 Aug
  • Classification: 15+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Manish Acharya
  • Stars: Shabana Azmi, Ajay Naidu, Ayesha Dharker, Michael Raimondi, Seema Rahmani, Jameel Khan, Darshan Jariwala, Ishitta Sharma, Manish Acharya, Kunaal Roy Kapur

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