Lasse Hallstrom's Fusion Fare: The Hundred Foot Journey

August 5, 2014 3:43 PM

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A Mumbai family leaves political duress in the homeland, migrates in a van to rural France, and mingles ethnic spices with haute cuisine across an embattled country road. This could be the recipe for a hokey immigration fable, but in director Lasse Hallstrom's able hands, and with a cast led by the formidable Helen Mirren and Om Puri, The Hundred Foot Journey is the summer's tastiest movie.

At its world premiere on Monday night, Manish Dayal, who plays the dreamy eyed son, chef Hassan Kadam, had to be told that with key ingredients of love and food, the movie is sure to be a hit. London based Amit Shah, who plays his older brother, said he was cast because of his ears, large and perked...

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