Ocean of Pearls
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Ocean of Pearls
A man who moves between two worlds but belongs to neither discovers that in order to find peace he will first have to achieve his own singular identity in this introspective drama from director Sarab S. Neelam. Amrit Singh is a turban-wearing Sikh who lives in North America. Lately Amrit has begun to feel as if his religion and his surroundings are completely at odds. But while this ambitious misfit knows that he possesses the drive to be a success, he must first strike a peaceful balance between Eastern philosophy and Western lifestyle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Overly earnest but engaging."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination."
‑ Lance Goldenberg, L.A. Weekly
"A provocative, well-acted and moderately heartfelt drama that suffers from lack of bite and boldness while resorting to oversimplifications, facileness and contrivance."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Ocean, smoothly directed by Sarab S. Neelam, mostly comes down on the side of tradition and, like Amrit, is dutiful and virtuous. And, like him, it's also a bit too well mannered to make a strong impact."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"It sounds heavy-handed, and it is. Although the film looks professional, it feels like a soap opera with a message. High marks for good intentions, but that's about all."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Ocean of Pearls is, underneath the gross sentimentality, racist and shameless, and it might be dangerous if it weren't so forgettable and on-the-nose."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"That Neelam was a medical doctor before becoming a filmmaker gives his picture its exceptional impact and complexity."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The acting here is surprisingly even and Neelam rarely betrays himself as a newbie behind the camera. For a local indie film, this Ocean is smooth indeed."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
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