The story of a few foodies, whose fondness of food bonds them together.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lal ...
Kalidasan
Shweta Menon ...
Maya (as Shwetha)
Mythili ...
Meenakshi
Asif Ali ...
Manu
Baburaj ...
Babu
Vijayaraghavan ...
Balakrishnan
Kalpana ...
Maria Aunty
Ahmed ...
K.T. Mirash
Majeed ...
RTO
Munshi Venu ...
Driving Master (as Munshi Venu)
Aliyar ...
School Master (as Aliyar Master)
Sunil Sukhada ...
Koya (as Suni Thrissur)
Archana Kavi ...
Pooja
Ambika Mohan ...
Nafeesa
Favour Francis ...
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Kalidasan (Lal) is a chronic bachelor working in the state Archaeological department and is a foodie. His only companion is his cook cum confidant Babu (Baburaj). Manu Raghav (Asif Ali) is Kalidasan's nephew and he comes to his uncle's place, while searching for a job. Kalidasan's boring life gets an altogether different twist with a wrong call from Maya (Shweta Menon), a spinster who is a dubbing artiste, living as a paying guest with her friend Meenakshi (Mythili). It all starts when Maya dials for a dosa and gets Kalidasan on line, instead of the food joint. As expected, the initial conversations between these two unusual characters create negative vibes and are peppered with choice abuses, but a long-distance romance develops because they have a similar interest-cooking and food. If Kalidasan is a born foodie, Maya is reaching for her late mother by indulging in culinary activities which evoke a sense of deep nostalgia in her. Having struck up an affinity over the telephone, ... Written by Wikipedia

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Oru dosha undakiya kadha... ;)

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The most wonderful Dosa story ever told.
21 July 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Aashiq Abu's 'Salt n Pepper' is a simple brilliant film in which he lends color to the which narrated with food as the backdrop. . A strikingly crafted film that is raw and genuine, it crawls right under your heart and stays there. The plot says Kalidasan (Lal) is an archaeologist who is equally obsessed with food, and the smell and feel of the past. Maya (Swetha Menon) lives in another corner of the town, and has to put up with a job as a dubbing artiste that she enjoys, but which is often contrary to her beliefs. The two strike up a conversation that doesn't go too well, after one of Maya's calls to the local Dosa guy ends up on Kalidasan's mobile. Hate slowly gives way to affection, but when they decide to finally meet however, Kalidasan on the spur of the moment sends over his nephew Manu (Asif Ali) instead. And, Meenakshi (Mythili), Maya's roommate, volunteers to make an appearance on her behalf. Having struck up an affinity over the telephone, Kalidasan proceeds to let Maya into the secrets of baking a Joan's Rainbow Cake. Made by a French soldier's wife as the Second World War raged on, and as she anxiously waited for her husband's return home, the sumptuous cake with strawberry, pistachio and orange layers placed one over the other, is topped all over with delicious chocolate sauce. Kalidasan and Maya bake their own versions, and the world around them turns a tad sweeter. Kalidasan almost undergoes a teleportation, courtesy the Unniappam that proclaims Babu's (Baburaj) culinary skills. Almost everyone at the beauty parlor that Maya's house owner (Kalpana) runs, bites into her juicy banana fries with a vengeance. Manu stares at Meenakshi round eyed, with the froth of a hot cappuccino plastered over his upper lip. Balakrishnan (Vijayaraghavan), an officer at an excavation site, explains the impact of a steaming hot tea, after a terribly drunken night. And even the lecherous technician who's after Maya at work, chews into a drumstick in his Sambar as if there is no tomorrow. The film, balanced well, though with a few loose ends, never quite loses the grip as the screenplay and as much as is required. With familiar characters with contemporary references, the movie showcases a glorious, idyllic celebration of middle class values, mirroring our times and more over about 'Food'. Most of the cast including Lal, Shwetha Menon,Asif Ali, Mythili acts well and good. But the surprise and interesting package is Baburaj, with a very funny and great performance role which is absolutely differ from his usual ones. The movie also belongs to cinematographer Shyju Khalid who has done a great job with well framed shots, capturing the essence of 'Food' ! Biji Bal and Avial band's music and Sameera Saneesh's Color direction also amuses the audience with their cleverness and perfection. Writings of Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair are on top notch winning factor of the movie. Director Aashiq Abu had come back with the fantastically made 'Salt n Peppr', which can Taste to all types of Audiences !There are no formulaic ingredients or gimmickry or explosions here and it is a simple, clean, honest film. "Salt n Pepper", one of most genuine films during recent times. Congrats Aashiq Abu and crew. Verdict: Very Good.


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