LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS, opens Nov. 7th in Los Angeles

Legendary South Asian actress and activist Shabana Azmi, internationally considered the ‘Meryl Streep of India’, stars in the South Asian, English language comedy LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS, opening this Friday, Nov. 7th in the greater Los Angeles area, San Francisco, and San Diego. With an acclaimed film pedigree and an inspirational human rights activist, Ms. Azmi is a world acclaimed figure in the South Asian and international entertainment industry. In PUNJAB, with great finesse and comic timing, Ms. Azmi plays a scheming, Bollywood style – ‘American Idol’ contestant who is determined to bribe her way to stardom and success, always with a devious smile, supreme ambition, and a sly wit.

LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS is the story of a ruthless philanthropist, a bhangra rapper, an over-protected prodigy, a reckless actress, a lovelorn businessman, An entrepreneurial yogi and a Loin King. All of these characters Enter a roller-coaster world of seven strangers whose lives collide during a singing contest in a small New Jersey town.

Over three days, in a small New Jersey town, five Indian-Americans and one Jewish Indophile participate in the first DESI IDOL, a Bollywood-style singing contest sponsored by a pork industrialist millionaire. These six people are pitted against each other in a singing and dancing extravaganza presided over by the wily contest promoter Sudarsh Bokade, an eccentric man with a strong preference for Gipsy Kings music.

For seventy-two hours, armed with a song, these seven strangers are going to war.


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