DFW South Asian Film Festival returns

‘Miss India America’
‘Miss India America’ Mar Vista Entertainment

The DFW South Asian Film Festival, which debuted last year, returns with a slate of 12 features and shorts to be shown over three days beginning Feb. 19 at the Perot Museum of Science and Nature and Angelika Plano.

The opening night film is Miss India America, a feature about an overly ambitious high school girl who decides to become a beauty queen. It’s directed by Ravi Kapoor who is best known as an actor from such TV series as Crossing Jordan, 24 and NCIS. This screening, at the Perot, is preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by an after party.

The rest of the schedule, to be shown at the Angelika Plano, features such films as: Umrika, a comedy-drama from Prashant Nair, about a villager from India who has come to America and whose letters back home inspire hope; the family feature Dhanak; and Amma & Appa, a story of a European woman marrying an Indian man and the complications that result. There will be a surprise closing-night film.

General admission is $15 (opening night film is $25). For more information, go to