Here’s a great short interview with Sendhil from this past spring at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles where he was screening his film, Brahmin Bulls! sees Brahmin Bulls!

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in Press - (0 Comments)

This past weekend I had the opportunity to see Brahmin Bulls at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival with a complimentary pass from Sendhil. As a long time biased Sendhil fan and owner of this website, I can honestly tell you that Brahmin Bulls is truly Sendhil’s finest work to date. I am so thrilled to announce that the film will be showing in 20 cities nationwide on November 14th and will be released on Video on Demand in early 2015.

I’ve known about this project for several years and was able to speak to Sendhil a few times about the project, as well as his involvement in it. Every conversation and interview heightened my excitement, especially when I heard comments such as “Sid is the most fully formed of all the roles I have played” from Sendhil and “This is a great role for Sendhil” from the film’s director Mahesh Pailoor.

None of these observations could have prepared me for the exceptionally powerful performances by Sendhil as Sid Sharma, Roshan Seth as Sid’s father Ashok Sharma, and supporting performances by Cassidy Freeman and Mary Steenburgen.

At the heart of this film are two parallel storylines of Sid and Ashok that intersect several times through the tale of an estranged family, disappointment and regret, and finally acceptance with the promise of moving forward.

I won’t spoil this film since many have yet to see it, but the depth of Sid’s depression and the rut he’s been in for so long is seen most potently in silent scenes of Sid alone. These dialogue-free scenes show a side of Sendhil that viewers have not previously seen in his work. Sid Sharma is a man who is deeply stuck, intensely unhappy, and a bit lost and in those moments of stillness, the audience can see all of the heartbreak, all of the disappointment, and all of Sid’s regrets through a silent performance in Sendhil’s eyes.

On the other hand, Roshan Seth’s Ashok Sharma at first seems like a standard film widow. A man who is seemingly ambivalent with his work and his loneliness at home almost painful to watch as his duty of watering the plants plays out in the silent house he lives in. But when Ashok’s story plays out over the course of the film, there is hope, desire for connections and a sweet love story (with a cat… long story).

When the two characters are together, years of history and miscommunication, of disappointment and missed opportunities, come to the surface as Sid and Ashok find their way around each other again.

I implore you to see this film if it plays in your city (and we will let you know where it will be released when we are able) and to watch it when it’s released on VOD next year.

- Jenn

ps – Thank you, Sendhil!


A Note From Sendhil

September 18th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in News - (0 Comments)

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For more information about Pitt-Hopkins and how to donate, please head to their webpage here and if you want more information on why Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day is so important to Sendhil, here’s a link to our Charity page for more information.

Open Beast Interview with Sendhil!

September 9th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in Interviews | News | Press - (0 Comments)

Sendhil Ramamurthy is a versatile American actor, portraying the role of Gabriel Lowen in The CW sci-fi romance series Beauty & the Beast. Also most recognizable from NBC’s Heroes as geneticist Mohinder Suresh and from USA Network’s Covert Affairs as Jai Wilcox, Sendhil has parlayed his exposure with a leading role in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.’s Shor in the City and as well as an appearance in 2012 as Raj, the boyfriend of Mindy Kaling’s Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s The Office. His film work includes Love and Debate, Blind Dating and cult favorite The Slammin’ Salmon. Sendhil was with Liz Garcia’s film The Lifeguard where he co-stars with Kristen Bell, Martin Starr, Amy Madigan, and Mamie Gummer. He is married to actress Olga Sosnovska, perhaps best known in the US for her role as Polish businesswoman Lena Kundera on the soap opera All My Children.

To read this interview, please head over to their website!