Happy Movie For Tomorrow 4PM Part 2: Loins of Punjab Presents, or Ohm Shaanti Oshana, or Dostana (2008), or Nina’s Heavenly Delights?

NOTE THE TIME!!!! I’ve got a tight schedule tomorrow, so I have to bump from our usual 3pm to 4PM CHICAGO TIME TOMORROW instead. With that in mind, I am also leaning slightly shorter on our movies. It’s quite the mix here, all they have in common is that they are available streaming, and they make Margaret smile. Some of them also are Pride themed, but not all of them.

Loins of Punjab Presents

This is kind of old now, it’s part of that subcategory of films set in and made for the diaspora. So not an Indian movie, but also not a movie-made-for-white-people. Anyway, I love it, it is super funny and happy and also has a Queer couple that is such a non-issue that I honestly forgot they were queer. Oh, and one of the BEST “Shabana Azmi as powerful evil older woman” performances. I love those. It’s on youtube and googleplay for a small fee, but you won’t regret renting it.

Ohm Shaanti Oshaana

Also only available for rent, also totally worth renting. Very happy village romance, very pretty villages, delightful heroine, hunky hero. Everything golden and good. Oh, and Malayalam, in case language matters to you.

Dostana (2008)

Pride Themed! Light dumb farce comedy, sunny Miami scenario, ridiculous Dharma costumes and plot, great songs, and so on. Oh, and great comedy too! And it’s on Netflix.

Nina’s Heavenly Delights

I haven’t seen this, but Eva suggested it and it does sound nice. Scottish movie about a desi woman taking over her family’s Indian restaurant, and falling in love with the girl next door. On Prime too, no extra charge!

12 thoughts on “Happy Movie For Tomorrow 4PM Part 2: Loins of Punjab Presents, or Ohm Shaanti Oshana, or Dostana (2008), or Nina’s Heavenly Delights?

    • Oh booo! I would love for you to see the other two.

      On the other hand, I also love Ohm Shaanti Oshaana, so that’s okay 🙂

      On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 12:26 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Ah, sorry about that. I can’t really vote for something that inconveniences regular viewers. Thanks for including my suggestion though, Margaret.

      I’ll keep Loins of Punjab in the back of my mind now as something I might be interested in, but it’s not available in Germany either.


      • Booooo! Loins of Punjab was on both Prime and Netflix for a really long time, I should have suggested it more forcefully then. And now it is too hard to find and I can’t blame people for not watching it.

        On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 2:44 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  1. Ugh I literally read my family the riot act to block out 1-3:30 every Friday for me so with the change I may not be able to see too much. I’ll try to join for whatever but I’m anti-Priyanka so Dostana would not be my choice. Loins of Punjab would be my choice…


    • And if we do Loins of Punjab, you could see the whole thing. Because it is only an hour and a half, meaning if we start at 2pm your time it would still be done by 3:30 your time. Hmmm hmm hmm.

      On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 10:02 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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