Bleecker Street acquired Geeta Malik’s India Sweets and Spices after its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Now it is prepping for a November 19 theatrical release of the coming-of-age comedy starring Sophia Ali and Rish Shah with the official trailer that dropped Thursday.
Ali stars as Alia Kapur, who returns to her Indian American family’s posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with her brash independence. After befriending Varun (Shah, who’s in the upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a dinner party where family secrets are revealed.
Manisha Koirala, Adil Hussain, Deepti Gupta, Ved Sapru and Anita Kalathara also star.
It’s the second Ali movie to get a trailer today; the Grey’s Anatomy alum is also in the cast of Sony/Columbia’s Uncharted which stars Tom Holland.
The pic was financed and produced by Madison Wells and SK Global Entertainment, the latter the company that was behind Crazy Rich Asians – the trailer today gives off a similar vibe. Naomi Despres, Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti (Crazy Rich Asians) and Gigi Pritzker are producers. Adrian Alperovich, Kilian Kerwin, Mark O’Connor, Bruce Toll and Rachel Shane are executive producers.
Check out the trailer above and the poster here.
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