The Mistress of Spices (12)

ALONG similar lines of the Juliette Binoche vehicle Chocolat, The Mistress of Spices sees Aishwarya Rai as an Indian immigrant who opens up a shop and gives advice to her customers. However, this is a spice shop based in California and Rai s character is

ALONG similar lines of the Juliette Binoche vehicle Chocolat, The Mistress of Spices sees Aishwarya Rai as an Indian immigrant who opens up a shop and gives advice to her customers.

However, this is a spice shop based in California and Rai's character is a Mistress of Spices, able to help people achieve their deepest desires by a careful mix of the right ingredients.

Although not as smooth as Chocolat, The Mistress of Spices does hold its own and is a nice tale worthy of a viewing on a cosy Friday evening in. 3/5