Jadoo (2013)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

This comedy revolves around two brothers, both wonderful chefs, who fall out catastrophically. At the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half - one brother gets the starters and the other gets the main courses. They set up rival restaurants, across the road from each other, and spend the next twenty years trying to out-do each other. Neither brother will admit it but they both know they are not entirely successful in the 'other half' of the menu. It takes a daughter - a successful corporate lawyer marrying a man from a very different background - to reunite them. She is planning her marriage and is determined that they will both cook the wedding banquet.
Art House & International , Comedy
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Amara Karan
as Shalini Chandana
Ray Panthaki
as Rak Sharma
Tom Mison
as Mark

Critic Reviews for Jadoo

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

No shortage of appetising ingredients here, yet the execution sadly fails to make the most of them.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Colourful and engaging, this subculture comedy keeps us smiling with a mouth-watering mix of delicious food and lively characters.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Shadows on the Wall

You can see where it's all heading right from the off, but even in the predictable resolve you'll be hard-pressed to keep your eyes bone dry.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Birmingham Mail

If the story doesn't linger long in the memory, director Amit Gupta's loving depiction of food is something to savour.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Radio Times

Buoyant and beautifully shot the picture is a celebration of food and family life that adroitly sidesteps many cultural cliches.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Daily Express (UK)

Not bad, just terribly mild.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013

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