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 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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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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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.

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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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

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

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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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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S. James Wegg

... there's more than enough entertainment and self deprecation to fill theatres everywhere.

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