Today's Special (2010)

Today's Special
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 39mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Aasif Mandvi Actor Samir 1 1000001
Madhur Jaffrey Actor Farrida 1 1000002
Naseeruddin Shah Actor Akbar 1 1000003
Jess Weixler Actor Carrie 1 1000004
Harish Patel Actor Hakim 1 1000005
Dean Winters Actor Chef Steve 1 1000006
Kevin Corrigan Actor Stanton 1 1000007
David Kaplan Director n/a 2 2000001
Nimitt Mankad Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lillian LaSalle Producer n/a 3 3000002
Aasif Mandvi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jonathan Bines Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Aasif Mandvi Play as Source Material ("Sakina's Restaurant" written and performed by) 120972 4000003
Kimberley Hughes Play as Source Material ("Sakina's Restaurant" developed by) 120972 4000004
David Tumblety Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Chris Houghton Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephane Wrembel Music n/a 120781 8000001
Darcy Scanlin Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Theresa Squire Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
In New York, Samir is a top sous chef in an upmarket Manhattan restaurant but he is passed over for promotion because his cuisine does not have enough of a signature. Upset by this, he resigns much to the surprise of his young female underchef Carrie. His parents are not too happy with his decision either and his pestering mother is now desperate to find him a wife to sort him out. Worse still, his father suddenly gets ill and Samir has to look after their slummy Indian restaurant. As it turns out, Samir is unfamiliar with how to cook Indian food. In desperation, Samir turns to a taxi driver, Akbar, who swears he cooked for the greats of India. As things spin increasingly out of control, Samir unexpectedly crashes into Carrie while doubling up as the delivery boy. Happily, Akbar's ingredients provide Samir with some unexpected magic.