Mistress of Spices

Mistress of Spices

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Mistress of Spices

Director Paul Mayeda Berges adapts author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni magic realist tale about an enchanting Indian orphan who has leaned to harness the magical properties of spices. Orphaned by regional strife in her homeland of India, Tilo (Aishwarya Rai) is subsequently kidnapped by a vicious gang of bandits. A daring escape is quick to follow, and soon after washing up on mysterious shores the traumatized girl is sheltered by a benevolent old woman (Zohra Segal) who reveals to her the remarkable powers of common spices. Later, after moving to Oakland, California and opening her own spice shop, Tilo is compelled to follow three strict stipulations is she is to retain her ability to harness these magnificent powers: she must never use the powers for her own gain, she can never venture outside of her store, and she must never make contact with the skin of another person. When a handsome architect (Dylan McDermott) crashes his motorcycle just outside of the shop and the kindly proprietor rushes to his aid, the instant chemistry between the pair soon finds Tilo's resolve put to the ultimate test.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0796019802741
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG13
Source: Weinstein Company
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Making The Mistress of Spices; Theatrical trailer; Language: English; Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aishwarya Rai Tilo
Dylan McDermott Actor
Nitin Chandra Ganatra Haroun
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Actor
Caroline Chikezie Actor
Sonny Gill Dulay Jagjit
Anupam Kher Actor
Padma Lakshmi Actor
Ayesha Dharker Actor
Nina Young Actor
Zohra Segal Actor
Bansree Madhani Actor

Technical Credits
Paul Mayeda Berges Director,Screenwriter
Raj Acharya Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Bryan Bowen Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Cartsonis Executive Producer
Gurinder Chadha Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Christian Executive Producer
James Clayton Executive Producer
Don Day Art Director
Mike Elliott Asst. Director
Kiran Gonsalves Asst. Director
John Hayes Sound/Sound Designer
Carrie Hilton Casting
Hannah Leader Executive Producer
Richard Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Amanda McArthur Production Designer
Stewart Meachem Costumes/Costume Designer
Deepak Nayar Producer
Craig Pruess Score Composer
Duncan Reid Executive Producer
Alex Rodriguez Editor
Santosh Sivan Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mistress of Spices
1. Magic Powers [5:09]
2. Sandalwood Powder [4:33]
3. Rules of the Spices [5:30]
4. Helping Customers [7:00]
5. Premonitions [6:09]
6. Tilo's Desires [6:56]
7. Distracted [7:07]
8. Failure [6:48]
9. Reminder [5:09]
10. Deep Secrets [1:16]
11. Betrayal [5:17]
12. Leaving the Spices [7:45]
13. Different Rules [5:27]
14. One Last Night [5:28]
15. Devotion [5:37]
16. End Credits [5:29]

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