Bleecker Street has secured U.S. American rights to writer/director Geeta Malik’s new comedy, INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES, starring Sophia Ali, Manisha Koirala, Adil Hussain, Rish Shah, Deepti Gupta, and Ved Sapru.
Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her 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 (Rish Shah), 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.
Alia’s surprise turns to rebellion when she uncovers secrets about both her parents that push her toward a daring and ultimately hilarious confrontation. INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES celebrates a young woman’s coming of age set against a lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family.
Produced and financed by Madison Wells and SK Global Entertainment, and producers Naomi Despres (LIZZIE), Sidney Kimmel (HELL OR HIGH WATER), John Penotti (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and Gigi Pritzker (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE). Executive Producers include Adrian Alperovich, Kilian Kerwin, Mark O’Connor, Bruce Toll, and Rachel Shane. The film will be released in theaters on November 19th.
“India Sweets and Spices is a film so close to my heart, and I’m thrilled to be working with such a passionate team at Bleecker Street,” said writer/director Geeta Malik. “I know we’re in great hands for sharing our movie with the world.”
The deal was brokered between Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street and CAA, alongside SKG and MW’s respective Heads of Business Affairs, Brian Kornreich and Steve Tsoneff.
Bleecker Street recently released TOGETHER starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, THE LONELIEST WHALE documentary, the Sundance comedy DREAM HORSE starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, TOGETHER TOGETHER, with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison and the Colin Firth-Stanley Tucci film, SUPERNOVA as well as MILITARY WIVES with Sharon Horgan and WILD MOUNTAIN THYME starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan. Upcoming releases include the Berlin prize winner, I’M YOUR MAN with Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens and MASS starring Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton.