Recovering Film Bro. Cartoon Philosopher. Afropessimist.
I was very ready to love this movie. A South Asian co-writer/director and an all-star Desi cast, what else can you ask for? Unfortunately this one never really lived up to its potential. The plot was very stock, though the characters kept the film watchable. Most notable in the cast is Rizwan Manji as a pop-culture obsessed sidekick.
Strangely, the whole thing comes across as a paean to assimilation. The plot concerns star Dani Pudi and company trying to eke…