Ask the Sexpert (Documentary), Forbidden Tikka Masala (Short Film)

Documentary: Ask the Sexpert


Sunday, Sept 22nd 2019
11:30 AM at
Music Recital Hall

About the Film  

Ask the Sexpert is the story of a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in India. Despite sex being a taboo topic in that country, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions, the vast majority of whom seek basic information. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states.

New Orleans Film Festival New Orleans
October 15, 2017
Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature

South Asian Film Festival of Montreal
November 3, 2018
Best Documentary Feature

Post Screening Discussion with Director Vaishali Sinha

Cast: Dr. Mahinder Watsa

Director: Vaishali Sinha

Vaishali Sinha is the Co-Director/Producer of the feature documentary “Made in India” about the personal stories behind the phenomenon of outsourcing surrogate mothers to India. The film premiered at Hot Docs Film Festival, has been the winner of several awards and aired on PBS in 2012. “Made in India” is currently a case study at Harvard Business School for their class on ethics. Some of her other films include short documentaries like “Red Roses” about South Asian women who arrive in the US via family obligations and the 2005 short “Choose Life?” about personal choice and abortion which won her the best narrative at the New School Annual Film Festival, NY.

Runtime: 80 minutes

Language: English/Hindi

Country: India

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Short Film: Forbidden Tikka Masala

 About the Film

Forbidden Tikka Masala is a coming-of-old-age story that follows a devoutly religious vegetarian who finds a new lease on life after mistakenly eating chicken at her retirement party.


Lead Actor Balinder Johal will be in attendance for Post Screening Q & A

Toronto Short Film Festival Canada
Best Comedy Short Award and Audience Choice Award

Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival
Audience Choice Best Narrative Short

Cast: Balinder Johal, Precious Chong

Director: Rahul Chaturvedi






Runtime: 16 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Country: Canada