Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Aria Pandya, Aria Pandya, Om Puri, Michel Blanc
Releasing Date: 8 August 2014 (USA)
Imdb Rating: 7.5/10
Running Time: 2 Hours 02 Minutes
Writers: Richard C. Morais with Steven Knight
Plot: The Kadam family, who can boast of owning a very old culinary tradition, will be obliged to leave his native India after an accident, to move to Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, such a conservative town like in the classic southern France. The stubborn but well-meaning family head, Papa, is put in the very difficult task of building a space typical Indian food, with the help grudging of her five children and knowing that is located just opposite Le Saule Pleureur , sophisticated and legendary restaurant in the area, owned by Madame Mallory, an elegant woman and a perfectionist. The war has begun to attract diners, and Hassan, the eldest son of very talented chef Pope must make important decisions.
“Food brings memories”, is repeated more than once in the course of the film. A clear statement with which many can communicate, is used to build a story where family and acceptance -concepts you feel so well born or films from India as the passionate “3 Idiots” (2009) – occupies a central part in the film. The cultural conflicts shown are represented in different sides. From 3 languages spoken in the film, although naturally endow, can become exaggerated at some point, to an entrenched national position of the characters consistently reflected in the roles of Om Puri and Helen Mirren.