British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever..Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Om Puri, who plays Papa, was called Papa by the cast. He also moved out of the hotel they all stayed in so that he would have a place to cook for them. See more »
When the family car loses its brakes and goes off the paved road, it travels a fair distance up an unpaved road before stopping. When the family walks down to the paved road, the car is seen to be much closer than it had traveled. See more »
And my mother was my instructor.
The sea urchins taste of life, don't you think ? Life has its own flavor. Hidden in that shell, raw, beautiful life.
It was an education for all of the senses.
But to cook, you must kill. You make ghosts. You cook to make ghosts. Spirits that live on in every ingredient.
But mostly, I was taught.
How to taste.
Can you taste them?
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Helen Mirren and Om Puri, Manish Dayal, worked so well on the screen together . It was a treat to watch and with all the big name movies out the same week it was definitely a treasure . The casting and the writing and directing was perfect . It was well worth the ticket watching it in the show . If you make it out to the theater in the next few weeks here is one treat I can promise you wont be disappointed in . The storyline works along with the cast making it come to life . It has all you need to feel good , comedy, drama , and a good ending . So if you are looking for something this weekend for something new and different this is it .
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