Loins Of Punjab Story
The movie deals with a singing competition held in America to search for a Desi Idol. The price is a huge $25,000 and it attracts Indian’s from allover America. The movie revolves around the different contestants who participate in the competition, which takes place for 2 days.
Loins Of Punjab Movie Review
The movie may not have been publicized heavily. The promos may look tacky. The color may look dull. But take my word, once in the theatre you shall forget all that and have a great time. Director Manish Acharya weaves his characters wonderfully and presents them in a so real to life way that you can not help but relate to them. Take the typical khakra munching Gujju family, “The Patels”, who accompany their daughter, Preeti, to the competition. Or the wannabe Bollywood “don’t know Hindi” starlet. Then you have the statistical genius Amitabh Bachchan fan. The scheming socialite played wonderfully by Shabana Azmi. You also have the angry Bhangra singer who uses expletives in place of punctuation marks. There is the English man who wants to win the competition, although he knows only two songs. And there is my personal favorite, the slimy lecherous event organizer, Mr. Bokade.
Expect Shabana Azmi, the movie does not have any stars but yet they all shine. Manish Acharya extracts wonderful performances from all his actors. The movie may have hordes of supporting actors, who just chip in with a line or two. But each one of them does a great job and remains with you long after the movie has ended. The movie also has a wonderful ending that touches you and leaves a subtle message.
Pic : Loins Of Punjab
Loins Of Punjab is not your typical comedy, with the double meaning or the tom and jerry jokes. It is the idiosyncrasies of the different characters that make you laugh and smile throughout. Loins Of Punjab goes on to prove that you do not need a lavish production to be entertained. What you need is a good script and great characters.
My only complaint was that the movie was poor on the technical front with shoddy editing. And yes, why was it just 110 minutes. I would have so well loved to see this for much longer.
Final verdict : A must watch. You may not be jumping with laughter but you shall definitely smile, long after the movie has ended. A great weekend watch.
Box Office Prediction : The movie will not work with the masses but will do good business in multiplexes
Movie Rating : 6/10
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