MUMBAI: Yahoo Movies has just released the first trailer of The Hundred Foot Journey, an upcoming motion picture adaptation of Richard C. Morrais’s New York Times bestseller. The film is produced by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List) and Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple).
The film narrates the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life's journey through the events of the film.
Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumi?re, a small village in the French Alps.
The boisterous Haji family takes Lumi?re by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais (that of the famous chef Madame Mallory) and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbour. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.
The Hundred Foot Journey stars Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), Manish Dayal (90210) as Hassal Haji and Filmfare Award winner Om Puri (Aakrosh).