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Ocean of Pearls (2008)

Ocean of Pearls (2008)

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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.

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Cast

Heather McComb
as Susan Clark
Ron Canada
as Dr. William Ballard
Navi Rawat
as Smita Sethi
Ajay Mehta
as Ravinder Singh
Todd Babcock
as Ryan Bristol
Dennis Haskins
as Dr. Shultz
K.T. Thangavelu
as Amrit's Mother
Brenda Strong
as Mary Stewart
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Critic Reviews for Ocean of Pearls

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

Overly earnest but engaging.

May 10, 2010 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

May 7, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

That Neelam was a medical doctor before becoming a filmmaker gives his picture its exceptional impact and complexity.

December 18, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination.

December 17, 2009 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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.

August 21, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

August 7, 2009 | Full Review…
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ocean of Pearls

I found this movie interesting on several levels. 1. I love movies that revolve around medicine and the medical field. 2. I'm fasinated by different religions and cultures and this movie taught me a little bit about the Sikh religion and some of the abuses they endure.

Ida Kern
Ida Kern

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