Loins of Punjab Presents
Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle

It's frightfully formulaic, with nary a twist or turn on the patented mockumentary form.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The cast is personable even though their characters and the story are cliched.

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Stan Hall

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.

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

An uninspired cultural comedy with a few sharp lines to recommend it.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Joins show-time antics to sociocultural commentary without reducing its characters, colorful as they are, to cartoons.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The most obvious model for this sweet, low-budget production is Christopher Guest's Best in Show ... except with desis instead of doggies.

Kristi Mitsuda
L.A. Weekly

The zany incomprehensibility of the title should serve as fair warning of the quirkfest to come.

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Maitland McDonagh
Time Out New York

The more you know about Bollywood clichés, desi neuroses and Indian-on-Indian stereotypes, the funnier you'll find Acharya's merciless in-jokes.

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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

The movie maintains a nice balance between affection for its fame-seekers and sharp jokes at their expense.

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