“…the film is about something even bigger…it’s about straight-up refusal to rest.” Santa Cruz Weekly

 

“…not only enjoyable… but essential. The story is a very human one.” DooBeeDooBeeDo NY

 

“…delivers some pleasant surprises that emerge from Das and Samuels Smith’s partnership.” – The Aerogram

 

“…working on a documentary about one’s teacher is a complicated proposition. ‘It’s a tough line to walk. I realized I shouldn’t try to direct; there needs to be some distance from the subject.’” – India Currents

 

“…captures the exhilaration and exhaustion of the ‘India Jazz Suites’ tour, and the journey of Das and Smith that transcends traditions, nationalities, and cultures.” – India West

 

“the film proves no flashing lights are needed to illuminate the captivating dance moves and vibrant personalities of the two stars.” – SF Bay

 

Here are some of the responses to Upaj: Improvise on Twitter from the nationwide premiere.