Set in Leicester, England, Amit Gupta’s delicious and delightful comedy charts the chaos that ensues when young Shalini gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend Mark . The fact that Mark is not Indian is the least of Shalini’s concerns. Her father Raja and uncle Jagi have been at war for years. After a legendary falling out that caused them to close their family restaurant, each man opened their own establishment – directly across the street from one another! Shalini’s dream wedding would see both men put aside their differences and prepare the feast together, but resentment runs deep and neither man can hear mention of the other’s name without a spike in blood pressure. Both the prospect of disappointing their beloved Shalini, and the threat of a new, hip restaurant opening in the area, force Raja and Jagi to work together – but for how long?
In this uproariously funny and heartfelt exploration of family bonds, shared history and culinary perfection, Gupta’s cast is relentlessly charming. Plus, there’s enough mouth-watering Indian food on display to have your stomach growling before the credits roll.
- Amit Gupta
JADOO filmmaker Amit Gupta is a director and playwright. His debut feature RESISTANCE was nominated the Best First Film award by the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain. His short play CAMPAIGN was one of twelve playlets featured in THE GREAT GAME at Tricycle Theater. THE GREAT GAME was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award. It toured prestigious venues such as The Shakespeare in Washington, The Guthrie in Minneapolis, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public in New York. In February 2010, the play was performed for The Pentagon.