Brahman Naman

Being a teenage virgin in Bangalore, India, during the 1980s was not for the faint-hearted. If you were a quiz nerd on top of that, forget about it. Naman, a young quizard who is determined not to sleep alone, leads his hopelessly nerdy high school friends on a trip to Calcutta with their eyes on a major college quiz prize. Young, smart, and full of heart, the trio are determined to win, but they’re just as determined to lose their virginity in the process.


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  • ★★★½ review by gbxavier on Letterboxd

    Superbad: India - Indian Pie - Naman's Day Off

  • ★★★★ review by Josh H on Letterboxd

    You've never seen an Indian film like this!

  • ★★★½ review by Pratyushkh on Letterboxd

    Give me a movie by Q and I will watch it. This starts off as uneven, and I was dreading that this will be one of his poorer films. He isn't consistent in his film making.

    However, turned out to be surprisingly good after the initial hiccups. The quiz culture and sexual and general madness of growing up in the 80s is well portrayed. Liked the quizzing circuit which is covered briefly in the film as well. Kolkata has had such a mad history of quizzing.

  • ★★★½ review by Maxance Vincent on Letterboxd

    Most of the film has very clever writing

    Some scenes are as cringeworthy as autobots dry humping Megan Fox in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

  • ★★★½ review by ianjcunningham on Letterboxd

    american pie meets darjeeling limited as depicted by john hughes

    and yet it's so weird, alive, and vibrant it's like nothing i've ever seen

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