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Loins of Punjab Presents
A handful of Indian-Americans vie for overnight stardom in a competition for amateur singers in this mockumentary comedy. The Loins of Punjab meat company is sponsoring a televised contest in which fans of Indian pop music will be given the chance to put their talents to the test, with the grand prize winner claiming a 25,000-dollar purse. A diverse array of aspiring singing stars arrive in New Jersey for the competition; some are Indian émigrés who've made their way to America, others were born in the United States to South Asian parents, and one is a Jewish guy, Josh Cohen (Michael… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's frightfully formulaic, with nary a twist or turn on the patented mockumentary form."
‑ Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle
"The cast is personable even though their characters and the story are cliched."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The concept is witty even if many jokes fall flat or are incomprehensible to outsiders, and it's an interesting angle on the inclusive ideal pitted against ethnic authenticity."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"... there's more than enough entertainment and self deprecation to fill theatres everywhere."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"An uninspired cultural comedy with a few sharp lines to recommend it."
‑ Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times
"Joins show-time antics to sociocultural commentary without reducing its characters, colorful as they are, to cartoons."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"The most obvious model for this sweet, low-budget production is Christopher Guest's Best in Show ... except with desis instead of doggies."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"The zany incomprehensibility of the title should serve as fair warning of the quirkfest to come."
‑ Kristi Mitsuda, L.A. Weekly
"The more you know about Bollywood clichés, desi neuroses and Indian-on-Indian stereotypes, the funnier you'll find Acharya's merciless in-jokes."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Time Out New York
"The movie maintains a nice balance between affection for its fame-seekers and sharp jokes at their expense."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
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