MUMBAI: Reliance MediaWorks has acquired the North American distribution rights of culinary comedy, Today’s Special.
The movie stars Aasif Mandvi and features Indian actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey.
Directed by David Kaplan, the film written by Mandvi and Jonathan Bines, is based on Mandvi’s play Sakina’s Restaurant in which the actor plays a chef who dreams of opening an upscale Manhattan eatery but is forced to take over his family’s tandoori restaurant in the Little India neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens.
The film was produced by Nimitt Mankad’s Inimitable and Lillian LaSalle’s Sweet 180. The movie also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Jess Weixler, Kevin Corrigan and Dean Winters.
Reliance will release Today’s Special on 8 October.