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Today's Special: Indian Food Movie Review

Today's Special: Indian Food Movie Review

I was lucky enough to go see the new movie, Today’s Special, at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival on opening night thanks to my friend Shimi Rahim. The great cook book author and actress, Madhur Jaffrey was there. As were Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show and director David Kaplan.

Shimi has written a wonderful review of the movie on the San Francisco Examiner. Please click here for the entire article.


Today’s Special, a moving story about a young man’s dream to become a chef and a heartfelt tribute to the magic and mystery of Indian cooking, opened the 28th San Francisco International Asian American film festival last night at the Castro Theatre. Written by Jonathan Bines and Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show) and directed by David Kaplan (Year of the Fish), the film stars Mandvi as Samir, a disillusioned and frustrated chef who, through a turn of events, winds up running the family restaurant.Madhur Jaffrey, who is to Indian cookery what Julia Child was to French cookery, plays Samir’s gentle and elegant mother. Legendary Indian actors Harish Patel and Naseerudin Shah play, respectively, Samir’s father and Akbar, Samir’s accidental but willing mentor.

Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

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