Basmati Blues Reviews
Critics decry that there is not enough originality in film and then a film like Basmati Blues comes along-a film like no other-and then most of the critics attack it for being different.
What a breath of fresh air. The cinematography is gorgeous, the singing is great, the script is hilarious.
and so the critics show themselves for the hypocrites most of them are.
Here is a film that tackles that phenomenon head-on, but does so within the frothy and mirthful form of a rom-com musical. The results, bubbling with references to Kurt Vonnegut, Arundhati Roy, and Bollywood -- defy cookie-cutter expectations of the genre.
The entire Indian and American cast is all-in. In a just world this film would launch Utkarsh Ambudkar as a top Hollywood comic leading man. And in a just world, American technocrats would learn the lesson that it is perhaps better to simply embrace a foreign culture than to try to "save" it.