21 August, 2014
The Hundred Foot Journey: Great Stars, Food, Fun
The Hundred Foot Journey premiere in New York -Lasse Hallstrom, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Steven Spielberg, Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Juliet Blake and Oprah Winfrey
Disney’s ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ has been eagerly anticipated for a number of reasons: it is produced by three illustrious names, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake and directed by Lasse Hallström; it has the music of maestro AR Rahman and the beauty of South of France; it’s a delightful comedy with enough gourmet food in it to get the mouths of all foodies watering, with talented Indian-American actor Manish Dayal as the young culinary genius Hassan. In this film Dayal gets to interact with topnotch stalwarts like the remarkable Helen Mirren – and the equally wonderful Om Puri, both embroiled in quite a rowdy Indo-French food fight.
(A shorter version of this article first ran in The Hindu )