The Tiger Hunter

Danny Pudi in "The Tiger Hunter"
Danny Pudi in “The Tiger Hunter”

There is so much great work being done by film makers and actors outside of the realm of Bollywood and I want to do my part in helping them succeed. This will be the first in a series of posts about independent movies. As I watch them, I’ll update the post to include my review or thoughts.

 

Plot Summary: A young Indian man relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer, but when his job falls through, resorts to an elaborate charade with misfit friends in order to woo his childhood sweetheart.

The Tiger Hunter deals with my favorite topic: the Indian-American Immigrant experience, and takes place in my favorite city – Chicago! Also, the movie features my favorite Chicago Desi Actor, Parvesh Cheena. Go see the movie and leave a comment below with your thoughts!

Read this article for insights from The Tiger Hunter‘s director, Lena Khan, and why this movie is so important for the Indian-American community or this one in Teen Vogue on being a South Asian Muslim in Hollywood.

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Indo American Heritage Museum Cricket Mela

IAHM Presents Cricket Mela, part of their “Beyond Bollywood” series.

I’ll be here on Sunday – will you?

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 Cricket Mela, is a program of the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation on view in the Field Museum’s Marai Gallery. There is also a component about the local Indian American community.