Blacker Street acquired Gita Malik’s U.S. rights to “India Suites and Spices,” which premiered in theaters on November 19th.
The film, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows Alia Kapoor (Sophia Ali) when she returns to her family’s suburban New Jersey home after a year in college and reverses their orderly lives. When he befriends the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery store, Varun (Shah Shah), he invites him to a family dinner party where family secrets fly.
Manisha Koirala, Adil Hussain, Deepti Gupta and Veda Sapru have also starred in the comedy Adventure Story, produced and financed by Madison Wells and SK Global Entertainment and produced by Naomi Despress, Sidney Kimmel, John Pennitz and John Penoti. Produced by Adrian Alperovich, Kilian Kerwin, Mark O’Connor, Bruce Toll and Rachel Shane.
The deal was struck between Kent Sanderson and Avi Eschenci of Blicker Street and CAA with Brian Kornreich and Steve Sonef, SKG and MW’s respective business heads.
Writer and director Malik said, “India Sweets and Spices is a film that is very close to my heart, and I am thrilled to be working with such an emotional team on Blicker Street.” “I know we’re in great shape to share our movie with the world.”
India Suites and Spices, a de facto chain of Indian grocery stores across Southern California, has objected to the use of the film’s trademark. Raj Java, whose father started the franchise, campaigned online and wrote to the owner’s representatives to change the movie’s title.