Mistress of Spices (2005)

Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Dylan McDermott, Nitin Ganatra, Anupam Kher

This eagerly awaited Ash starrer directed by Paul Meyeda Bergeshas a unique premise indeed, and one can visualize the promise that the storyline offers its ethereally beautiful and expressive lead actor. THE MISTRESS OF SPICES is a universal immigrant story told through magical realism in the vein of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE and CHOCOLAT. It is a sensual love story building on the cultural themes of the writers of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and WHAT’S COOKING? – what as an immigrant do you choose to keep or leave behind as you assimilate.

‘The Mistress of Spices’ is an enchanting and sensual fable about the romantic and personal conflicts that face Tilo, a beautiful young woman, trained in the ancient and magical art of spices. Ordained with special powers to help those that come to her, Tilo can sense people’s problems with a startling ability to look into their past and future!

From flower-petals to scenic locations, Mistress of Spices redefines the concept of beauty in films through the rich use of spices. Cinematographer Santosh Sivan simply creates magic onscreen by capturing the true spirit of the spices imparting each frame a gorgeous texture. How one just wishes if we could smell the aroma of Spice Bazaar to get a feel of the hundreds of spices on display. And despite the fact that the major part of the film is shot inside the store, it still looks visually appealing.

Video Source: DVD
Host: DM
Chapters: 7

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7
part 8
part 9

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