If you like food, the Daily Show, Queens, or know about what it’s like to be an immigrant, this light-hearted, sweet movie is must. Aasif Mandvi (Daily Show) plays a son of Indian immigrants trying to make it as a sous chef in a fancy French restaurant in New York City. He has to take over his dad’s failing Indian restaurant when his dad has a heart attack – only he doesn’t know how to cook Indian food. In comes a taxi driver, played by the legendary Nasseruddin Shah, and the rest follows.
It’s not a flawless movie, but I’ve been waiting for this since I saw the trailer.
With lines like “Cumin is such a saucy wench,” it’s sort of a foodie’s escape. Just make sure you have some good Indian food waiting for you when the movie is over.
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