Friday, April 14, 2006

Mistress of Spices Trailer

If you love Gurinder Chadha brand of cinema (east meets west), I am sure you will want to know about this. The book, Mistress of Spices written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is quite different from your average novel with expartiate Indians trying to find a foothold in the US. It bring a certain mysticism and spirituality of eastern philosphy to the west. People have compared it to Joanne Harris' Chocolat . The thing similar in the books is the healing powers of spices vs. chocolates, a person adept at adminstering them. However, personally the character development is very different both books. Mistress of Spices brings a lot of eastern values in a nice way. The movie has Aishwariya Rai as Tilo the protoganist, and Dylan McDermot plays the American. Here is the Trailer for Mistress of Spices

I am sucker for the east meets west movies. Well made movies that is. The screenplay is co-written by Gurinder Chadha and her husband Paul Berges. Paul Berges directs this one. It will be interesting to see if he can bring the same level of sensitivity and humor like his wife's movies

3 comments:

starkat said...

Chocolat - was the movie based upon the book, or vice versa? Either way, they're both among my favorites. I've heard other good reviews about the book "Mistress of Spices".

Neha Rungta said...

qThe movie was based upon the book. Chocolat is where I loved the book and the movie. Johnny Depp's character is never in love with the protoganist in the book. I liked the ending of the book better. The movie was more Hollywood-esque

Niranjan said...

West meets east movies are awesome...

I watched balls and chain recently and it was very very funny...

I really liked the otehr ones in this series like american desi, ABCD and others...

Well I saw the trailor for MOS too but seems to be a serious romantic tragic movie... Will it have a fun spice like Gurinder's movies too!!! :)

Let is wait and watch...

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