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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    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

    Photos (4)

    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

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Social comedy, Musical

    Themes :

    Emigration

    Coproducer countries :

    France, India

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, India)

    Production year :

    2004

    French release :

    24/11/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    108398

    Visa issue date :

    22/10/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS