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The Playback Singer (2013)

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Ray, an aimless, would-be jungle-gym architect and his grounded, lawyer, wife Priya, find their lives disrupted – and their marriage upended – when Priya’s estranged father, Ashok, comes to visit them from India. Ashok – a washed up “playback singer” who has spent his life singing for Bollywood films while divorcing several wives and ignoring his only child – stays with the couple as he embarks on a singing tour of the United States. When it turns out the tour is a scam – and that Ashok was an investor and has lost his money – an embarrassed Ashok sticks around while Priya tries to get his money back. He and Ray at first spend their days picking on each other but eventually bond over beers and their shared laidback attitude towards life. But when Priya finds out she’s pregnant and Ray has a less than ideal reaction, Ashok realizes he needs to help Ray turn things around so he can be the good father and husband Ashok never was.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 1st, 2013 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Bollywood, Singers, In-Laws / Future In-Laws, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Blumayan Films
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Piyush Mishra    Ashok
Navi Rawat    Priya
Ross Partridge    Ray
Joe Towne    Nathan
Betsy Beutler    Jade

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Production and Technical Credits

Suju Vijayan    Screenwriter
Carolina Roca-Smith    Producer
Mike Blum    Producer
Alan E. Muraoka    Production Designer
Tarin Maja Anderson    Cinematographer
Jacob Yoffe    Composer
Alison B. Buck    Casting Director
John Coniglio    Editor

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