Today's Special

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Today's Special

Plot

In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.7/10 (210 voted)

Critic's Score: 57/100

Director:
David Kaplan

Stars: Aarti Mann, Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters

Storyline
In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

Writers: Aasif Mandvi, Jonathan Bines

Cast:

Aarti Mann

Henna

(as Aarti Majmudar)


Kevin Corrigan

Stanton


Dean Winters

Steve


Jess Weixler

Carrie


Aasif Mandvi

Samir


Naseeruddin Shah

Akbar


Ajay Naidu

Munnamia


Kevin Breznahan

Freddie


Amir Arison

Dr. Semaan


Kumar Pallana

Regular #2


Harish Patel

Hakim


Madhur Jaffrey

Farrida


Ranjit Chowdhry

Regular #1


Chloe Cmarada

Woman #2


Sylvia Kauders

Restaurant Patron

Taglines:
Life Has No Recipe



Details

Official Website:
Official site|

Release Date: 3 Jan 2009

Filming Locations: Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $90,639
(USA)
(21 November 2010)
(55 Screens)

Gross: $400,654
(USA)
(3 April 2011)



User Review

Delightful ethnic comedy!

Rating: 9/10


The excellent comedic talent, Aasif Mandvi, plays a lovable character
named Samir in a very funny comedy about Samir's life in New York. He
works as a sous chef in a nice restaurant with the hope of becoming a
full chef in his boss's newly opening restaurant. When that position
fails to materialize for him, Samir quits in a huff and decides to move
to Paris for an unpaid position with a famous chef there.

Not too surprisingly, it turns out he needs to stay in New York because
of a family crisis (I won't say what) and Samir's help is needed with
the family business. A thoroughly delightful story follows that is full
of heart and full of humor, for a totally enjoyable experience! Highly
recommended!