Watch The Trailer for ‘Dosa Hunt’
Over the past couple of years, musicians of Indian origin seem to be popping up all over the American indiescape. Anand Wilder of Yeasayer and Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist are among the most prominent, and later this year, the three of them will come to a MacBook near you when Dosa Hunt, a documentary about the quest for the best dosa in New York City, is released. Dosa Hunt, which should hit the film festival circuit around May or June, has been produced and hosted by Indian-American journalist Amrit Singh, the executive editor of US indie blog Stereogum. It also stars jazz musician Vijay Iyer (another desi musician from the States who’s been taking up much column- and webspace) as well as two Indophiles who share a love for South Indian snacks, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, whose roots can be traced to Iran, and Mexico-born Alan Palomo, who fronts Neon Indian. The film is very much, in a fittingly indie and Indian way, a family and friends affair with Singh’s friend Sam Carroll directing, and Singh’s girlfriend Zoe Schack editing. His mother decorated the van that took them on their dosa trail while his brother, whose band Harper Blynn lent him the ride, drove it.