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One dollar curry

One dollar curry

A Feature film by Vijay Singh

Produced by Tessalit Productions, Silhouette films international limited

Release in France : 24/11/2004

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Tessalit Productions, Silhouette films international limited

Foreign production company :

Zee TV

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

Bodega Films


Nishan is a young Sikh looking for political asylum. He has elected France to be his host country. But, even with his sense of humor and imagination, it’s not so easy to survive in the capital. His friends, Antillais and Bale, embark on a series of jobs, each more crazy than the last: they sell aphrodisiacs, practice tantra massage or hawk the “Kamasutra Times.” But Nishan simply proclaims himself to be a "Famous Indian Chef" in Paris! Spiced up by his culinary inventions and his eccentric dress, he gets his mobile “One Dollar Curry” kitchen cart off to a good start.
In the midst of all this mayhem, Nishan encounters Nathalie, a young journalist absorbed in gathering research for a documentary about immigration. She’s immediately drawn to the case of this legendary chef. Everything gradually becomes entangled between them. The chic Parisian and our refugee discover that they have many things in common, and not all of them purely professional. But it’s just round this time that Yamini, Nishan’s gorgeous fiancée, a young Indian dancer, arrives on the scene. It’s clear that things threaten to heat up in the love department, but meanwhile, between smooth-talk and strokes of genius, Nishan tries to keep hold of his chef’s hat.

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Full credits (9)

Screenwriter :

Vijay Singh

Sound Recordist :

Philippe Blanche

Editor :

Nadine Verdier

Production Designers :

Jean-Marc Tran, Jean-Marc Tran Tan Ba

Costume designer :

Cédric Grenapin

Director of Photography :

Benoît Chamaillard

Press Attaché (film) :

François Vila

Continuity supervisor :

Sabine Charrin

Music Composers :

Zakir Hussain, Taufiq Qureshi

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Social comedy, Musical

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Coproducer countries :

France, India

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, India)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS