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Basmati Blues (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 9 February 2018 (USA)
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A brilliant scientist is plucked out of the company lab and sent to India to sell the genetically modified rice she created - which she doesn't realize will destroy the farmers she thinks she's helping.

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Dan Baron

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Dan Baron (screenplay), Dan Baron (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Linda
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Rajit
Scott Bakula ... Eric
Saahil Sehgal Saahil Sehgal ... William
Tyne Daly ... Evelyn
Donald Sutherland ... Gurgon
Lakshmi Manchu ... Sita
Bugs Bhargava Bugs Bhargava ... Bapuji (as Busg Bhargava Krishna)
Dalip Tahil ... Chief (as Dileep Tahil)
Suhasini Mulay ... Mrs. Patel
Kaizaad Kotwal Kaizaad Kotwal ... Director Kapoor
Jaswinder Singh Kambo Jaswinder Singh Kambo ... Munish (as Jaswinder Singh)
Asif Ali Baig Asif Ali Baig ... Dileep (as Asif Ali Beg)
Karim Hajee Karim Hajee ... Vikram
Prashant Prakash Prashant Prakash ... Buddy
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A brilliant scientist is plucked out of the company lab and sent to India to sell the genetically modified rice she created - which she doesn't realize will destroy the farmers she thinks she's helping.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ryziu karoliukai See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerala, India See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The movie became one of the first theatrical releases for the development arm of the home-entertainment company Shout! Factory. See more »

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Gurgon: ...Obi-Wan Kenobi gave up to Darth Vader.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Our Voices Will Be Heard
Music and Lyrics by Siddhartha Khosla
Performed by Scott Bakula, Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Siddhartha Khosla
Produced by Steven Argila and Siddhartha Khosla
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Politics you can dance to
11 February 2018 | by dmisaacsonSee all my reviews

History is chock-full of examples of well-meaning American technocrats going to other countries to "help"... and in the process helping to destroy that country's culture and economy. Here is a film that tackles that phenomenon head-on, but does so within the frothy and mirthful form of a rom-com musical. The results, bubbling with references to Kurt Vonnegut, Arundhati Roy, and Bollywood -- defy cookie-cutter expectations of the genre. The entire Indian and American cast is all-in. In a just world this film would launch Utkarsh Ambudkar as a top Hollywood comic leading man. And in a just world, American technocrats would learn the lesson that it is perhaps better to simply embrace a foreign culture than to try to "save" it.


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