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Brahmin Bulls

Drama/Comedy  -  English USA — 2013 – 96 mins


For Sid Sharma, life has not quite worked out the way he planned. A thirty-something disillusioned architect struggling to save his failing marriage, Sid stumbles through his days on a self-destructive
path while holding his wife’s beloved cat hostage. Meanwhile Ashok, Sid’s estranged and widowed father living in Boston, decides to make a last-minute trip to LA for an academic conference. When Ashok arrives at Sid’s doorstep unannounced, the two men begin a journey to mend their strained relationship until Sid discovers the true purpose behind his father’s visit – a woman with whom he had an affair years ago. !Starring Sendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen, Justin Bartha, and Academy Award nominated Michael Lerner, BRAHMIN BULLS is a heartfelt and humorous look at the ever-evolving relationship between a father and son, the women in their lives, and the powerful secrets they keep.

Friday Sept 11, 2015      |       7pm
Southwest Theaters - Lake Creek
13729 Research Blvd #1500
Austin, Texas 78750

FRIDAY Sept. 11th 5:30 to 6:30pm    |   Pre-screening happy hour
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Directed by
Mahesh Pailoor 

Written by
Anu Pradhan & Mahesh Pailoor 

Produced by
Yoshinobu Tsuji 

Executive Produced by
Shannon Akegarasu
Cary Lin
Sendhil Ramamurthy 

Co-Produced by
Anu Pradhan 

Cinematography by
Ben Kutchins 

Production Design by
Maya Sigel 

Edited by
Cary Lin 

Music by
Gingger Shankar 

Music Supervisor
Peymon Maskan 

Sound by
Andy Hay



Sendhil Ramamurthy

Roshan Seth

Cassidy Freeman

Justin Bartha

Monica Raymund

with Michael Lernerand

Mary Steenburgen 


Film Festivals

San Diego Film Festival (WINNER Audience Award)Mumbai Film Festival (World Cinema)

Bahamas International Film Festival

Sonoma Film Festival (WINNER - Best Feature)

Omaha Film Festival


Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Newport Beach Film Festival

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

New York Indian Film Festival

Stuttgart Indian Film Festival

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Tortonto Reel Asian Film Festival 


Mahesh Pailoor is an award winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Mahesh went on to continue his studies as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute. While at the AFI, Mahesh was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for the direction of his thesis film, Still Life, which went on to screen at over 20 international film festivals, winning awards at the Heartland, Angelus, and Worldfest Houston film festivals to name a few. Mahesh is an alumnus of the Berlin Talent Campus, Film Independent’s Project Involve and Screenwriting Lab, and the ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship. Along with directing narrative projects, Mahesh has also produced and directed award winning commercials and branded content under his production company Nuclear Tribe. Brahmin Bulls is his first feature film.

CO-WRITER/CO-PRODUCER !Anu Pradhan is an MFA graduate in Directing from the American Film Institute. A Fulbright Scholar in Kathak dance, she began her career with a love for storytelling through live performance that quickly expanded to include film. Prior to her time at AFI, Anu lived in Bombay, India, where she trained in classical dance, acted in films and on stage, and spearheaded a commercial production company’s television division by producing non-fiction programs for national networks. She wrote and directed the Sloan Award winning short film Dharini, which was selected by AFI to represent its Conservatory at the Cannes Film Festival, among other festival screenings around the world. Anu was the writers’ assistant on the NBC Universal/USA Networks show, The Starter Wife starring Debra Messing. She is an alumnus of Film Independent’s Project:Involve. Brahmin Bulls is her first produced feature length screenplay.

As children we grow up under the notion that our parents are infallible; that they are the perfect models for us to aspire to. But as we get older and have families of our own, the realization sets in that they are only human; that they were once just like us, young, hopeful, naïve, and completely capable of messing up.

BRAHMIN BULLS is a story about that reconciliation. It is a story about a father and son learning the truth about each other for the first time as adults. It is a story about family bonds and what it takes to both break them and mend them. With this film, we hope to depict an honest relationship between a father and son that is intimate in nature yet universal in scope. 

Mahesh Pailoor

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