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The Playback Singer (2013)

THE PLAYBACK SINGER tells the story of an aimless, would-be, jungle-gym architect who finds his existence disrupted - and his marriage upended - when his prickly, Indian, B-movie playback ... See full summary »

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Suju Vijayan

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Suju Vijayan
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ross Partridge ... Ray Tomassi
Navi Rawat ... Priya Rao
Piyush Mishra ... Ashok Rao
Joe Towne ... Nathan
Betsy Beutler ... Jade
Gregory M. Roudebush Gregory M. Roudebush ... Janitor
Aseem Tiwari ... Ajay
Cristina Kirsner Cristina Kirsner ... Jogger
Adam Marcinowski ... Managers voice (voice)
Tanya Anticevic Tanya Anticevic ... Leona (voice)
Rohan Blum Rohan Blum ... Walking Boy #1
Ashok De Boer Ashok De Boer ... Walking Boy #2
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THE PLAYBACK SINGER tells the story of an aimless, would-be, jungle-gym architect who finds his existence disrupted - and his marriage upended - when his prickly, Indian, B-movie playback singer father-in-law comes to visit and overstays his welcome. Written by Blum, Mike (I)

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It just takes one flat note to throw a family out of tune.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Blumayan Films See more »
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Winner of the New Visions Award at the 2013 Cinequest Film Festival. See more »

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Very well written, acted, directed, and shot movie!
6 May 2013 | by Shaene SidersSee all my reviews

This movie is very well done. From a production value point of view, it should be in the theaters and not just the film fest circuit. It looks beautiful.

While there are some multicultural aspects to the film, its story, theme, and characters are universal. This movie will appeal to everyone.

The great script calls for a particularly amazing acting performance in the role of the visiting father. He has to be abrasive and make us laugh uncomfortably as he assesses his daughter's life and husband. But we also have to like him and identify with him somewhat, or at least understand him. Probably due to some very skilled directing in addition to the actor's skill, I think they were able to pull this off very well. I think some big kudos go to the casting director here, too.

I am looking forward to more movies from these guys!


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