Review: Our Big Punjabi Family

The multi-language series is produced by KarmaFilm, with Leena Manro and Donkeyhead director Agam Darshi as the creators.

Our Big Punjabi Family is Punjabi- and English-language comedy series about a large South Asian family forced to live together because of Canada’s expensive housing market which has just debuted on Omni TV in Canada.

The series, created by Leena Manro and Darshi, who also serve as directors and executive producers. Anna McRoberts is another director on the series, while Sara B. Cooper is consulting producer. Additional executive producers on the project are KarmaFilm’s Kelly Balon and Anand Ramayya; Doug Mankoff, founder of L.A.’s Echo Lake Entertainment; 24 Frames Digital Films CEO Andy Nathani; and Mel D’Souza, president and executive producer at Vancouver-based content developer Silo Entertainment.

The cast of Our Big Punjabi Family includes Arshdeep Purba, Arkinder “Arkie” Kandola (Easter Sunday), Bushra Ansari (Baydardi), Bhavkhandan “BK” Singh Rakhra (Until Branches Bend), Balinder Johal (Donkeyhead), Rakhi Sharma, Navneet Kaur, and Jag Bal (The Flash).

The show is very well written and its funny while raisin curtain issues in the fashion of at Sit-Coms of the seventies like All in the Family. It gives Indo-Canadian actors a great stage to be recognized. This sit-com is worth the watch.

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