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Maithry co-presents 3rd i's Film Festival: JAI HO & Kaakka Muttai (Oct 22-Nov 1, 2015)

Maithry is pleased to co-presenat t at 3rd i’s 13th ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Oct 22-25 in San Francisco; Nov 1 in Palo Alto)

Use promo code "cp_2015” to receive 20% discount!
>> Link to buy tickets to "Jai Ho!" in Palo Alto
>> Link to buy tickets to "Kaakka Muttai" in San Francisco 

Jai Ho

October 22 - 25 in San Francisco & November 1, in Palo Alto (CineArts, 5:15 PM)


Eventbrite - Jai Ho
Opening Night Film – Bay Area Premier

Umesh Aggarwal’s Jai Ho is an unparalleled and exclusive look into one of the most iconic musicians of our time – A.R. Rahman. Most renowned in the West for his Oscar and Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire, the “Mozart of Madras” is a household name in India with over 120 film scores under his belt. His effortless blend of Eastern sensibility with Western technology has changed the face of film music in India. This doc charts his incredible rise to fame — from his humble beginnings in the Tamil film industry to working with Andrew Lloyd Webber in London — and beyond. Rahman talks about his work and life experiences in unprecedented personal terms, and provides a glimpse into the spirituality that drives his genius.

Preview here.

The Crow’s Egg (Kaakka Muttai)

October 24 @ 4:15 pm (Castro Theatre, San Francisco)


Eventbrite - The Crow’s Egg (Kaaka Muttai)

Bay Area Premier

A delightful and heartwarming dramatic comedy that paints a vivid portrait of urban street kids, but with hope and initiative rather than despair. In a tiny concrete-and-tin Chennai home, two brothers see a pizza commercial whose steaming, slow-motion images make the unfamiliar food look like manna from heaven. These young boys see all the obstacles between them and their first slice as puzzles to be worked out, and they’re more than up to the task. While reminiscent of Slumdog Millionaire, this film is a breath of fresh air, not because it mimics that film — it doesn’t — but because this family film at last finds a way to shift the lens to an exuberantly Indian perspective. M. Manikandan’s endearing film has won several national awards and received a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival. 

Preview here. 

Use promotional code "cp_2015” when purchasing tickets for this film and receive
20% off an individual $10 ticket (until online sales end on the day of the
screening - noon on weekdays and 7am on weekends. Online fees not discounted.)

For the complete festival program and to purchase tickets,
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Maithry Onam'15: on September 5, 2015 @ Chabot College, Hayward. Please join in!

Maithry Family celebrates Onam'15 at Chabot College's beautiful campus on Saturday, September 5, 2015 starting at 11 AM. Please purchase your tickets at

Come, join us at Maithry's signature event where the Malayalee Community of the San Francisco Bay Area gathers to celebrate the most celebrated festival - Onam. Enjoy and awesome sadya, served in the traditional way, and then enjoy a wonderful afternoon of cultural program put on by the very talented members of our Maithry family!


  • 11 AM: Registration & Check in
  • 11:30 AM: Onam Sadya starts
  • 2:00 PM: Onam Sadya completes
  • 2:30 PM - 6 PM: Cultural Program by Maithry Family
  • 7:00 PM: Maithry Social hour with Tea & Parippuvada.

We are looking forward to an amazing day of family gathering and joyful celebration. Registration and ticket purchase form are at  

Maithry New Year 2015 - Broadcast schedule JAN 26 - FEB 1 on INDTVUSA

Streaming now! Maithry New Year 2015 is being streamed now via our media partner INDTVUSA! You can watch it via ROKU too!
Watch it via
Here is the schedule:

Thanks to all who had supported and participated in Maithry Family's New Year 2015 celebrations! Looking forward to more fun gatherings! Thanks also to INDTVUSA for being Maithry's media partner.

Pictures and videos from Maithry New Year 2015 can be found at Maithry's Facebook Page (<- Link)

Here are some pictures from Maithry New Year 2015

Please find more pictures at INDTVUSA website.

Video: Drama @ Maithry Onam 2013

Here's the video of the drama that we staged @ Maithry Onam 2013. Thanks to all for your kind support extended to our theater group all these years!

Sindooram Peythirangi ... Semi classical dance by Archa & Devika @ Maithry Onam'11

Semi-classical duet dance to the song Sindooram Peythirangi from the movie "Thooval Kottaram" depicting Onam and our beautiful kerala at Maithry Onam 2011.

Dancers: Archa Dileep and Devika Kumar.
Choreographed by Rema Menon.

Videos of songs by Vishnu Sundar and Gokul & Anand @ Maithry New Year 2011

"Picha Vecha Naal..." by Vishnu Sundar

"Annaara kannaa Vaa..." by Gokul and Anand

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