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The Mistress of Spices (2005)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 April 2006 (UK)
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In India, Tilo has the ability of foreseeing the future. When their parents are killed by bandits, she is kidnapped but escapes and is raised by the First Mother in a sort of traditional ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tilo (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Doug
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Haroun Rehman
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Kwesi
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Myisha
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Geeta's Grandfather
Shaheen Khan ...
Jagit's Mother
Sonny Gill Dulay ...
Jagjit
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Doug's Mother
Toby Marlow ...
Young Doug
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Geeta
Zohra Segal ...
First Mother
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Satish - Geeta's dad
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Hameeda - Haroun's neighbor
Rebecca Bowden ...
Bougainvillea Girl
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Storyline

In India, Tilo has the ability of foreseeing the future. When their parents are killed by bandits, she is kidnapped but escapes and is raised by the First Mother in a sort of traditional cult of spices. She becomes the Mistress of Spices and is sent to the Spice Bazaar in San Francisco, with the mission of following three basic rules: help her clients to accomplish their desires with the spices, but never hers; never leave the store; and never be touched in the skin. When she meets the handsome American architect Doug, she feels a great attraction and desire for him, breaking the first rule and being punished by the spices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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One spice for passion. And one woman who knows its name.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images and sensuality | See all certifications »

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21 April 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Condimentos para el amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,941 (New Zealand) (7 July 2006)

Gross:

$63,969 (New Zealand) (7 July 2006)
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The motorcycle used in the film is a 2004 790cc Triumph (Hinckley) Bonneville. See more »

Goofs

When Tilo makes "paan" for Kwesi, she is shown putting some betel nuts and finally a cardamom in the paan. However, upon revelation, a clove is seen in the paan which was never there before. See more »

Quotes

Tilo: Each day has a color, a smell.
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Connections

Referenced in The Contractor (2007) See more »

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Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha
Performed by Bally Sagoo
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Interesting concept, fresh fare
21 May 2006 | by (San Jose, CA, US) – See all my reviews

A die-hard fan of Aishwarya, I must start out by saying that Aishwarya looks absolutely drop-dead gorgeous in the red sari. This is one of her most beautiful looks on screen ever. Mistress of Spices dishes up an interesting fare that deals with Aishwarya, a woman with an extraordinary gift that allows her to envision the problems others are going through and the ability to mix the right spices that will solve their problems. She does this by means of a Spice Bazaar store in San Francisco where customers seek her for help. It is quite interesting to see how she helps her diverse clientèle and loyal customers through the use of spices (which by the way seems very possible, as Indian herbal medicine argues that different spices have different chemicals that control our mind and body). However, being a "mistress of spices," Aishwarya is bound by certain rules, which she begins to find suppressing and enslaving once she begins to fall in love. What is interesting about this movie is that there is not much of a plot and mainly just a small store for sets. This film looks at the art of using spices to improve lives and delves into Aishwarya's internal conflict between love and duty, making this a very interesting and reinvigorating movie.


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