Preparations are under way for “Beyond Bollywood: the 12th Annual South Asian Film Festival,” produced in conjunction with the local Asian Cultural Association, to take place at Enzian June 10 – 12. This three-day celebration of Indian culture, heritage, and film artistry features five screenings of four films making their Central Florida premieres, along with an occasional filmmaker or two. But as the previewing process unfolds, it’s become apparent that while there’s some fine documentaries and terrific dramas out there, where the hell is the lighthearted fare? Over the years the SAFF has been able to program films such as COSMOPOLITAN, WHERE’S THE PARTY YAAR?, BOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD, EVERYBODY SAYS I’M FINE, AMERICAN CHAI, HYDERABAD BLUES, MONSOON WEDDING, BOLLYWOOD CALLING, and ABCD. But this year there doesn’t seem to be an indie Indian comedy in sight.
Anybody out there with a tip or a suggestion to help track down a film fitting the above description would be greatly appreciated. I can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or # 407-644-5625×103. Thanks for the helping hand.