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Preview: Karma Aur Holi.

Unless I am mistaken, this film generated buzz for its Bollywood/Hollywood cast some years ago, then went dark. When I first heard of this film, it was kind of a big deal because it was to be directed NY-based Manish Gupta and co-produced by Robert De Niro's daughter. No offense to her, but when I first read about this film, the article made such a big deal of RDN that you were lead to believe that he was somehow a part of this film. Sorry to disappoint, but it's not him, it's his kid. Anyway, I'm sure she's a great producer. Well fast forward to now, and it appears that Saregama India Ltd. is scheduled to release Karma Aur Holi in March of 2009. The title of the film alone is making me cringe for what is sure to be an Exotic India, stereotypical desi/hippy extravaganza. But maybe I'm just jaded and they'll prove me wrong. Here's hoping!Here's a blurb from the film's press release:
Karma aur Holi happens to be the first Bollywood and Hollywood joint production with mainstream stars from both the film industries. This Karmic encounter of cultural confluences has come full cycle this Holi.

The film deals with relationships of many dimensions, their conflicts and resolutions on the day of Holi signifying a new beginning. A contemporary film, wherein the story revolves around the identity of Indian families living in the U.S., having migrated from their native land, adapt to the difference in culture and how they have been ready to give up their inherent cultural inhibitions. The rawness of indie-film world of New York where Manish has worked adds the freshness and a flavor of timelessness to “Karma Aur Holi”.

Again, not to be cynical, but while Sush is certainly a big Bollywood star, Randeep is sort of a minor celeb, and since when is Naomi a mainstream Hollywood film star. Sure she's famous. Famous for epic tantrums and oh yeah, the whole modeling thing. A "karmic encounter of cultural confluences"?! What does that mean? Vomit. I am not hopeful.

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