|American Chai 2001 R, 92 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Anurag Mehta
Cast: Aalok Mehta, Sheetal Sheth, Paresh Rawal, Josh Ackerman, Ajay Naidu, Aasif Mandvi, Jamie Hurley, Anand Chulani, Akshay Oberoi, Bharti Desai, Rajiv Reddy, Reena Shah, Jill Anderson, Kyle Koehl, Marlee Kattler
Traditional values of an Indian American father (Paresh Rawal) and his liberal son, Sureel (Aalok Mehta), collide when Sureel opts to evade the real issue by leading his father to believe that he is a pre-med student while, in fact, he is majoring in music. Sureel's father is also unaware that Sureel's girlfriend Jen (Jamie Hurley) is Caucasian. His father does learn the truth but feels better when he learns that Sureel has a new girlfriend, Indian-American Maya (Sheetal Sheth). Sureel continues with his music and sings in a rock band but then has problems with his band and joins another band, which ends up competing with his former band in the campus Battle of the Bands.
|Bad Santa 2003 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, Bernie Mac, John Ritter, Ajay Naidu, Lorna Scott, Alex Borstein, Dylan Charles, Billy Gardell, Harrison Bieker, Alexandra Korhan, Lisa Ross
Santa (Billy Bob Thornton) and his elf, Marcus (Tony Cox), are really con men who, year after year, have worked in department stores and robbed the stores' safes on Christmas Eve. Could this be the year that these two will get their comeuppance?
|Bomb the System 2002 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Cast: Mark Webber, Gano Grills, Jade Yorker, Jaclyn DeSantis, Joey Dedio, Stephen Buchanan, Al Sapienza, Bonz Malone, Kumar Pallana, Donna Mitchell, Ajay Naidu, KaDee Strickland, Blake Lethem, Dylan Mikson, Joshua Gustin
Blest (Mark Webber) and brothers Justin and Lune (Gano Grills and Jade Yorker) are devoted NYC graffiti artists who hit the streets, night after night, armed with stolen cans of spray paint and trying–but failing–to keep one step ahead of the NYPD Vandal Squad.
|Chutney Popcorn 1999 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cast: Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono, Ajay Naidu, Daniella Rich, Eliza Foss, Priscilla Lopez
A lesbian couple–Reena (Nisha Ganatra) and Lisa (Jill Hennessy)–decide to help when Reena's sister Sarita (Sakina Jaffrey) and husband Mitch (Nick Chinlund) find they cannot conceive children. Reena decides to become the surrogate mother but doesn't take into account her inevitable emotional conflicts during the pregnancy.
|The Guru 2003 R, 95 min.|
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Cast: Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean, Dash Mihok, Emil Marwa, Ronald Guttman, Malachy McCourt, Raahul Singh, Ajay Naidu, Anita Gillette, Christine Baranski
Dance teacher Ramu Gupta (Jimi Mistry) migrates from India with dreams of Hollywood stardom but ends up in NYC in "reel" life featured in porn films and in "real" life as the guru of sex.
|The Honeymooners 2005 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: John Schultz
Cast: Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Eric Stoltz, Jon Polito, John Leguizamo, Carol Woods, Ajay Naidu, Arnell Powell, Leticia Castillo, Kim Chan
Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps take over the Jackie Gleason and Art Carney roles of Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton in this film version of the popular 1950s' TV series. Ralph and Ed dream up get-rich schemes while their wives, Alice (Gabrielle Union) and Trixie (Regina Hall), watch and worry.
|Hotel for Dogs 2009 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Cast: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Johnny Simmons, Kyla Pratt, Troy Gentile, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Ajay Naidu, Eric Edelstein, Robinne Lee, Yvette Nicole Brown, Andre Ware, Ruben Garfias, Jonathan Klein
When orphaned Andi (Emma Roberts) and her brother Bruce (Jake T. Austin) move into the home of their new foster parents (Kevin Dillon and Lisa Kudrow), they must give up their dog, Friday. They know that they cannot live without Friday and place Friday in an abandoned hotel that they turn into a shelter for stray animals. This works for awhile–until their caseworker Bernie (Don Cheadle) finds another home for Andi and Bruce. Their trespassing is discovered, and the dogs are impounded. But even this does not stop Andi and Bruce, and they find a way to rescue their beloved animals.
|K-PAX 2001 PG-13, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, Ajay Naidu, David Patrick Kelly, Saul Williams, Kimberly Scott, Peter Gerety, Celia Weston, Tracy Vilar, Melanee Murray, John Toles-Bey, Conchata Ferrell, Vincent Laresca
Prot (Kevin Spacey) is arrested at New York City's Grand Central Station after claiming to be an alien. He is sent to a mental hospital where his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges), does not believe him when he tells about coming from the planet K-PAX. Powell becomes obsessed with Prot, but time is running out because Prot tells Powell that he must leave Earth in a few days. Now, Powell is determined to get the truth from him–but can he?
|Montana 1998 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Comedy
Director: Jennifer Leitzes
Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Stanley Tucci, Robin Tunney, Robbie Coltrane, John Ritter, Ethan Embry, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Boone Junior, Jerry Grayson, Paul Calderon, Ajay Naidu, Karl Geary, Richard Zobel, Alan Manson, Raynor Scheine
In this double-crossing hit man story, the "heroine," Claire (Kyra Sedgwick), is sent off by her gangster boss (Robbie Coltrane) to track-down his runaway girlfriend, Kitty (Robin Tunney). Along on the mission are Claire's terminally ill hit man lover Nick (Stanley Tucci) and the boss' son, Jimmy (Ethan Embry). But, when Claire kills Jimmy during a rape attempt, the tables are turned, and Claire becomes the foil when the boss' right-hand man, Duncan (Philip Seymour Hoffman), takes over.
|Office Space 1999 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Mike Judge
Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Richard Riehle, Alexandra Wentworth, John C. McGinley, Joe Bays, Paul Wilson, Todd Duffey, Greg Pitts, Kinna McInroe
In this satire on the corporate world, white-collar workers at Initech hate their jobs but put up with insufferable management mandates. Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is near a breakdown when his girlfriend, Anne (Alexandra Wentworth), suggests a hypnotherapist for help. But under hypnosis, the hypnotist dies–leaving Peter in a perpetually relaxed state, which brings about major changes: he drops Anne, dates beautiful waitress Joanne (Jennifer Aniston), and determines to talk his coworkers into joining him in getting back at the greedy Initech boss.
|Perception 2005 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Irving Schwartz
Cast: Piper Perabo, Mary Beth Hurt, David Rasche, Heather Burns, Aunjanue Ellis, Seth Meyers, Kate Mulgrew, Ajay Naidu, Nick Scotti, Mark Dobies
After living in Los Angeles, Jen (Piper Perabo) returns to her hometown of Brooklyn to take care of her parents. This, at first, appears to be a selfless act, and all should go well. But, in fact, Jen is self-centered and has mistreated her friends. Now, after an accident, she is confined to a wheelchair. Will Jen get it together and reexamine her life?
|Pi 1997 R, 85 min.|
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart, Stephen Pearlman, Samia Shoaib, Ajay Naidu, Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao, Espher Lao Nieves, Joanne Gordon
A mathematic genius, Max Cohen (Sean Gullette), invents a supercomputer named Euclid that aids in understanding secrets of the universe–including complex stock fluctuations. Wall Street sharks are alerted to Euclid's possibilities and attempt to get control of it.
|SubUrbia 1996 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jayce Bartok, Giovanni Ribisi, Nicky Katt, Steve Zahn, Ajay Naidu, Samia Shoaib, Amie Carey, Dina Waters, Parker Posey, Kitt Brophy, John Cherico, Keith Preusse, Eric Park, William Martin Hayes, Bill Wise
This story is about a group of slacker teenagers–Jeff (Giovanni Ribisi), Tim (Nicky Katt), Buff (Steve Zahn), Sooze (Amie Carey), and Bee-Bee (Dina Waters)–who hang out at a strip mall where they are not welcomed by concerned store owner Nazeer (Ajay Naidu). One night, they wait in the parking lot for the appearance of Pony (Jayce Bartok) who has left their group and has risen to fame as a rock star. They do not have the money to pay for Pony's show at the hockey arena, but, since he is the only one of them who has made something of himself, they want to talk to him after he finishes his show.
|Touch and Go 1986 R, 101 min.|
Director: Robert Mandel
Cast: Michael Keaton, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ajay Naidu, Maria Tucci, Max Wright, Lara Jill Miller, Ian Hendry, Michael Zelniker, Jere Burns, D.V. DeVincentis
Michael Keaton plays a hockey star who is stopped one night by a group of muggers. The "front" for the muggers happens to be an 11-year-old boy (Ajay Naidu). After fending off the attackers, Keaton takes the 11 year-old home to his mother (Maria Conchita Alonso) and romance blossoms with the mother.
|Vice Versa 1988 PG, 98 min.|
Director: Brian Gilbert
Cast: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz, David Proval, Jane Kaczmarek, William Prince, Gloria Gifford, Beverly Archer, Richard Kind, Charles Lucia, Ajay Naidu
Smugglers have hidden a mysterious oriental skull inside Marshall Seymour's (Judge Reinhold) luggage. Now he is home, and he and his son Charlie (Fred Savage) make wishes to trade places with each other. Guess what? The skull is magical, and the wishes are granted. Now Charlie's mind is in Marshall's body, Marshall's mind is in Charlie's body, and both must survive in worlds they know nothing about.
|The Wrestler 2008 R, 109 min.|
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Ernest Miller, Todd Barry, Mark Margolis, Judah Friedlander, Dylan Keith Summers, Tommy Farra, Mike Miller, Wass Stevens, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Gregg Bello, John D'Leo, Ajay Naidu
In the 1980s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a pro-wrestler but now spends his spare time working at menial jobs and some fights in the local wrestling circuit to pay the rent at his trailer park. He has been trying, without success, to talk stripper Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) into committing to a relationship with him and also has not had much luck reconnecting with his estranged daughter Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood). Now, a high profile rematch with wrestling great The Ayatollah (Ernest Miller) presents itself, and Randy must decide between the thrill of the crowd or the risk of his own mortality. Rourke received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and Tomei was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|1. American Chai (2001)|
2. Bad Santa (2003)
3. Bomb the System (2002)
4. Chutney Popcorn (1999)
5. The Guru (2003)
6. The Honeymooners (2005)
7. Hotel for Dogs (2009)
8. K-PAX (2001)
9. Montana (1998)
10. Office Space (1999)
11. Perception (2005)
12. Pi (1997)
13. SubUrbia (1996)
14. Touch and Go (1986)
15. Vice Versa (1988)
16. The Wrestler (2008)
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