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FOUR SAMOSAS Trailer: A Heist for Love Is On in Ravi Kapoor’s Comedy of Errors

Writer-director Ravi Kapoor’s comedy Four Samosas premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year to an uproarious reception. Set over the course of a few days in Artesia, CA, it centers on a wannabe rapper (Venk Potula) who, after learning his ex-girlfriend is engaged to a rival, assembles a group of fellow misfits to steal her wedding diamonds and disrupt her wedding. The cast includes Sonal Shah, Sharmita Bhattacharya, Nirvan Patnaik, Karan Soni, Summer Bishil, and Meera Simhan. IFC Films is set to release it in theaters and On Demand on December 2.

HtN’s editor-at-large Matt Delman wrote, “[Four Samosas] packs a lot of laughs into an ensemble of Indian-American characters over a few days in Artesia leading up to a wedding. It’s a silly anti-heist movie that is both loving with a critical eye and absolutely hilarious. A clear comparison would be to Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, both in visual style and cultural commentary… Venk Potula as our unlucky protagonist has a striking face and will no doubt pop up in future festival darlings and studio films alike, as Karan Soni has, who co-stars here as the would-be villain aka the ‘G.O.A.T of goat shit’.”

Here’s an official synopsis:

When wannabe rapper VINNY discovers that his fatalistic ex-girlfriend RINA is now engaged to a goat-shit recycler named SANJAY, Vinny decides to disrupt her future wedding by stealing her dowry diamonds from her father’s grocery store. Crewing up with an actor who longs to go to Bollywood, a resourceful do-gooding newspaper editor and a malcontent immigrant engineer, Vinny and his gang somehow pull off the heist despite their obvious ineptitude. But will the theft get Vinny and Rina back together again or lead to more misery? And will Vinny ever finish a song? Set entirely in LA’s “Little India” in a world of sari places, curry restaurants, Indian amateur-dramatic groups and South-Asian revolutionaries, FOUR SAMOSAS is a love letter to all the “Little India’s” around the world, and a celebration of re-discovering your voice and finding your crew.

See the trailer and poster below. In theaters and On Demand December 2.

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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