Om Puri, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Juhi Chawla, A.R. Rahman, Oprah and Steven Spielberg all working on the same film? Yes please!

the hundred-foot journey, om puri, helen mirren, juhi chawla

Produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ novel of the same name. Directed by Lasse Hallström (of Chocolat fame), The Hundred-Foot Journey, stars Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal (Raj from 90210), Om Puri and Charlotte Le Bon. Indian actress Juhi Chawla also makes an appearance, and A.R. Rahman is responsible for the music.

The story: Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in a quaint village in the south of France. Filled with charm, it’s the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments. That is until Hassan’s (Manish Dayal) passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two culinary cultures that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore.

 

Watch the trailer for The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey opens in theatres on August 8, 2014.