Delightful food and family comedy from Leicester born and raised writer-director Amit Gupta, starring Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Kulvinder Ghir and Tom Mison.
Two brothers, both wonderful chefs, fall out catastrophically. At the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half – one brother gets the starters and the other gets the main courses. They set up rival restaurants, on opposite sides of the same road, and spend the next twenty years trying to outdo each other. Neither brother will admit it but they both know they are not entirely successful in the ‘other half’ of the menu. It takes a daughter – a successful London lawyer, Shalini, marrying a man from a different ethnic background – to reunite them. She is planning her marriage and is determined that they will both attend. Can the men bury the hatchet without actually burying the kitchen knife?
Shalini returns home to Leicester for the Hindi festival of Holi to tell her father and her uncle that she’s getting married. But it takes a challenge from a sharp ambitious new restaurant owner who tries to put them out of business and a threat from Shalini that she will not have a traditional Indian wedding before the brothers finally start to unravel the secret behind a quarrel which has lasted two decades.
The co-writer, director and producers of Resistance have now brought their expert team to Leicester to shoot Jadoo. Amit Gupta directed and co-wrote Resistance starring Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen. His play The Nuclear Arms has just opened at The Tricycle Theatre. Amara Karan will play Shalini. Film credits include Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, and St Trinians. Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Pratt who has been the director of photography for more than 35 films including; Batman, Frankenstein, 102 Dalmations, two Harry Potter movies, Troy, Inkheart and The Karate Kid is returning to his hometown to shoot the film. Eddie Hamilton will edit Jadoo. He recently cut X-Men First Class for 20th Century Fox and was the co-editor of Kick-Ass, the US number one commercial and critical hit. He has cut over 20 feature films.
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