Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Written by: Steven Knight
Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake
Other cast: Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Michel Blanc, Vincent Elbaz, Juhi Chawla, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Clement Sibony, Alban Aumard
Release date: August 8, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running time: 2h 2min
Hassan Kadam is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory, the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.
→ Life’s greatest journey begins with the first step.
→ Competition is the spice of life.
• “Classical” comes from the word “class”. And that is what he will learn in my kitchen. He will learn how to cook with class.
• You tell your friends that these bombs have ended a war. They have brought peace. Bravo. You’re a chef. I do not pay you to burn things. Take your knives and go.
• Oh, yes. Yes, I will not lie. But I will also offer him a stepping stone to the world. He deserves it. He has a gift.