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Mistress of Spices Details

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Director Paul Mayeda Berges adapts author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni magic realist tale about an enchanting Indian orphan who has leaned to harness the magical properties of spices. Orphaned by regional strife in her homeland of India, Tilo (Aishwarya Rai) is subsequently kidnapped by a vicious gang of bandits. A daring escape is quick to follow, and soon after washing up on mysterious shores the traumatized girl is sheltered by a benevolent old woman (Zohra Segal) who reveals to her the remarkable powers of common spices. Later, after moving to Oakland, California and opening her own spice shop, Tilo is compelled to follow three strict stipulations is she is to retain her ability to harness these magnificent powers: she must never use the powers for her own gain, she can never venture outside of her store, and she must never make contact with the skin of another person. When a handsome architect (Dylan McDermott) crashes his motorcycle just outside of the shop and the kindly proprietor rushes to his aid, the instant chemistry between the pair soon finds Tilo's resolve put to the ultimate test. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Crew

Paul Mayeda Berges
Director
Gurinder Chadha
Producer
Deepak Nayar
Producer
Gurinder Chadha
Screenwriter
Paul Mayeda Berges
Screenwriter
Santosh Sivan
Cinematographer
Craig Pruess
Composer (Music Score)
Alex Rodriguez
Editor
Amanda McArthur
Production Designer
Don Day
Art Director
John Reid
Supervising Art Director
Jane Barclay
Executive Producer
Hannah Leader
Executive Producer
James Clayton
Executive Producer
Susan Cartsonis
Executive Producer
Steve Christian
Executive Producer
Duncan Reid
Executive Producer
Stewart Meachem
Costume Designer
Bryan Bowen
Sound/Sound Designer
Raj Acharya
Sound/Sound Designer
Kiran Gonsalves
First Assistant Director
Carrie Hilton
Casting
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