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In Jadoo two brothers who fell out years earlier split their mother's cookbook into two halves. One had the starter courses and the other had the main courses. Both opened restaurants in Leicester opposite each other.
Of course the restaurant with the starter recipes has underwhelming mains and the one with the main recipes could never get his starter dishes right.
Both brothers accuse each other of skulduggery from trying to steal staff, making phantom bookings to dumping rubbish and calling the health inspector.
One of the daughter's who is due to get married wants the brothers to heal the rift for her wedding and take part together in a curry competition so they can thwart another rival restaurateur.
Jadoo is an amiable low budget film shot on location in Leicester. It even features the local Member of Parliament Keith Vaz as a judge alongside cook and actress Madhur Jaffery.
It is feel good film carried with aplomb by Amara Karan as the daughter/niece marrying outside the family tradition. Harish Patel and Kulvinder Ghir play the rival brothers and chefs although Ghir plays his role with more subtlety than Patel, who like his girth is a bit on the broad side.
Update: I have still not made it to Leicester, but have attempted some of the recipes in this film (the chicken and asparagus is wonderful)... I'd forgotten how beautiful Amara Khan was, despite seeing her in "The Darjeeling Limited", and enjoyed seeing (again) the passion that cooking can evolve... I am about to start cooking this week's daal... It will last from tomorrow (Monday) until Friday, and this is one of the films that made me experiment until I got the recipe perfect... Oh, and if you were wondering, I am white English/German, and my wife is Irish/Italian-not a drop of "Indian" blood between us...