Brahmin Bulls Reviews!

November 14th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in News | Press - (0 Comments)

From The Village Voice in New York City:

The delicate father/son drama Brahmin Bulls relies on a series of small miracles, from an indoor cat finding her way home after being left on the side of the road to an estranged spouse putting her faith in a husband who has repeatedly sidestepped his promises. In Mahesh Pailoor’s accomplished first feature, written with his wife, Anu Pradhan, these moments serve as markers on a path to reconciliation for stern engineering professor Ashok Sharma (Roshan Seth) and his impetuous son Siddhartha, an architect who prefers the nondescript Sid (Sendhil Ramamurthy).

For more of this review, click here!

And from the NYU News:

“Brahmin Bulls” offers a refreshing and honest peek into the relationship of a father and son. The film, directed by NYU alumnus Mahesh Pailoor, manages to balance poignant, raw and realistic moments in the lives of two men with both levity and sincerity.

This story follows Ashok Sharma (Roshan Seth), who visits his son Sid (Sendhil Ramamurthy) on the other side of the country. Ashok has not spoken to Sid in a long time, though this visit is not just a gesture of reconciliation. Ashok also has plans to reconnect with an old flame.

To read this review, please click here!

Any Sendhil Fans in NYC?

November 12th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in News - (0 Comments)

The time has come for Sendhil fans in NYC! The film will be shown at the AMC Empire 25 near Times Square this Friday night!

Sendhil and writer, Mahesh Pailoor will be doing a Q&A after the screening. If you are planning to attend, let us know on Facebook! Here is a link to the event!

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Brahmin Bulls in Toronto and Philadelphia!

October 14th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in News | Press - (0 Comments)

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Great news, Sendhil fans! Brahmin Bulls will be showing at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on Sunday, November 16th.

Even better news, Sendhil will be at the Toronto showing and director, Mahesh Pailoor will be at the Philadelphia showing!

Looking for tickets in Toronto? Please head over to their website here!

Looking for tickets in Philadelphia? Please head over to their website here!

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More awesome news for Brahmin Bulls. It will be showing next Monday, October 13th at the 20th Annual South Asian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida!

If you are in the area, please report back!

Click here for a link to buy tickets!

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!

SendhilRamamurthy.net 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!

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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)

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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!

Brahmin Bulls in Chicago!

August 25th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in Events | News - (0 Comments)

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Chicago Sendhil fans, the time has come! Brahmin Bulls will be showing at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival on September 20th and will include a Q&A with writer/director Mahesh Pailoor and Sendhil!

For more information and tickets to the event, please head to the CSAFF website.

Brahmin Bulls at CAAMFEST San Jose!

August 11th, 2014 | Posted by Jenn in News - (0 Comments)

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Sendhil fans in the Bay Area, “Brahmin Bulls” will be showing at the San Jose CAAMFEST on Sunday, September 7th!

Interested in buying tickets? Head to the website here!