"The Ode" is a motion picture based on the critically-acclaimed novel, "Ode to Lata" by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla. Shot on location in Los Angeles and Kenya, it features a cast including Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards, The Mindy Project), Sachin Bhatt (Bollywood Beats), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Rebecca Hazlewood (NBC's The Good Place), Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced) and Anil Kumar (24, The Cape).
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“Inspires after-film contemplation” (The UCLA Asia Institute)
“Performances that are “noteworthy” (Asia Pacific Arts).
“A beautiful portrait of the American experience for many first and second-generation Indian-Americans” (CineQueer)
“A film with performances that are “memorable” and filled with “cinematic intensity” (Planet Homo).