March 1, 2013
Director: Suju Vijayan
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Suju Vijayan
Starring: Ross Partridge, Navi Rawat, Piyush Mishra
Official website: ThePlaybackSinger.com
“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. The film marks the feature film directing debut for the Emmy nominee and TV veteran Vijayan. An Indian American filmmaker, she has crafted a truly second generation Indian American film - one that looks less towards India than towards the experiences of Indian Americans as a part of the rich cultural tapestry of the United States.