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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.

Director:

Dan Baron

Writers:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

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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Basmati Blues See more »
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2.35 : 1
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The idea for the plot came out of a dinner party held by directors Dan Baron and Monique Caufield, when conversation focused on Arundhati Roy's essay "The Greater Common Good." 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 »

Soundtracks

Obey The Law Of The Heart
Written by Stone Gossard
Performed by Pearl Jam and Sain Zahoor with Priya Darshini
Produced by Stone Gossard, Steven Argila and Wayne Sharpe
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Know the country you are filiming in
28 December 2017 | by sonikuttaSee all my reviews

Not only are the songs and acting subpar ...you would think that if you say that you are in Bilari which is in UP (India) then the scenery, language on the signs, the little girl pointing to Larson as she speaks to her mom would be in Hindi or in Urdu...NOT in Malayalam which is from Kerala (south India). Typically American directors who have no clue about India to make it at least consistent.


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