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New Video will release the food-filled 2009 comedy movie Today’s Special, starring comic Aasif Mandvi (Funny People) and Jess Weixler (Teeth), on DVD on May 24.

Aasif Mandvi and Jess Weixler put the cooking on hold in Today's Special.

In the independent film, Mandvi plays Samir, a traditionally trained chef who needs to look after the family business — a dingy Indian restaurant in Queens, N.Y. — after his father (Harish Patel) suffers a severe heart attack. Samir has spent years learning to prepare gourmet cuisine, but he hasn’t had much experience making Indian food, and his mother (Madhur Jaffrey, Cotton Mary) is singularly unimpressed with his efforts. In time, Samir learns about the soul of Indian cuisine, along with a few things about himself, as he also makes time for Carrie (Weixler), whom he used to work with at an upscale restaurant in Manhattan.

Directed by David Kaplan and co-written by Mandvi and Jonathan Bines, »

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