Action / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 278

Plot summary

May 10, 2022 at 06:05 AM


Agam Darshi

Top cast

Kim Coates as Brent Maloney
Huse Madhavji as Rup Ghuman
Agam Darshi as Mona Ghuman
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965.61 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
P/S 2 / 4
1.94 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 45 min
P/S 1 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ops-52535 7 / 10

in sikhness and health...

We shall all die, just as we where born, sikh or not, a canadian family drama, about the family guru walking his last steps towards eternity, mended and taken care for by the black fowl of the family through seven long years, and pushed and plagued in a heartful and felt comedy, when the rest of the scavanger siblings and family comes to share the leftovers when death comes about.

A well acted, good casted and solid filmproduct if you care or feels curious for love, life and the eternal death issues that rules a family when the result of a life shall be accounted for, and inheritance split splatt or spread like the ashes into the river rubicon.

An atmosphere that us old grumpy ones may feel familiar, even me , and may be a nice curricular movie for all them making their testament etc. Etc.. so a recommend on this one.

Reviewed by wmacy-68446 10 / 10

Captures family life on so many levels

Anyone with an extended family can relate to this story presented so well by the author. It transcends the particular ethnic culture and captures the complexity of life for all families regardless of race, gender, age, achievement or loss. One cannot help but be reminded of similar experiences both good and bad in our own lives. So many faces, places and events flashed back repeatedly during the film I could not help but relate. Congratulations on a such an excellent well crafted story.

Reviewed by paul-allaer 8 / 10

Complex and moving siblings relationship drama

As "Donkeyhead" (2022 release from Canada; 106 min.) opens, we get to known Mona, a thirty-something woman in Regina, Saskatchewan who is taking care of her ailing dad, and has been for the last 7 years while she is also working on her debut book. When her ailing dad takes a turn for the worst, she calls her 3 other siblings (a sister and two brothers), who soon all are in the family home in Regina...

Couple of comments: this film is nothing short of a labor of love by Agam Darshi, best known for her many roles in a slew of TV shows. Here she not only makes her directing debut, for she also writes, produces and stars as Mona. The movie navigates the tensions that exist between the siblings as well as the fact that they are Sihks from Indian descent. Last but certainly not least, the movie shows a woman who some might describe as a rebel and a free spirt, while others might look at the same person and find her messed up or a failure. It is hard to believe that this is Darshi's directing debut as this film is amazingly pointed, complex and moving on many levels. As an aside, I admit I've never been to Regina but from watching this film, it looks beautiful and depressing at the same time. Last but not least, the production budget for this film was just $2 million, less than a pittance by today's Hollywood standard, but look at the end result and then ask yourself, who delivers more?

"Donkeyhead" premiered this past weekend on Netflix, and after seeing a positive writeup of the film in the New York Times, I couldn't wait to see it. So glad I did. If you are in the mood for a complex, nuanced and moving siblings relationship drama, I'd readily suggest you check this out, and draw your own conclusion.

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