Brie Larson Goes to India in First Trailer for Charming 'Basmati Blues'
"I know enough about biology, to know that love is not some mystery…" Shout! has released the US trailer for Dan Baron's Basmati Blues, an indie drama starring Oscar winner Brie Larson as a brilliant young scientist who is sent on a work trip to India. There she falls for a young Indian man, and when discovers that her company's plans actually involve destroying local farms, she and her new love interest set out to make things right. For those who think this looks like another one of these white savior in a foreign land films, the producers previously addressed this by saying the film itself isn't actually that way, and you should see the full film before judging. Aside from Larson, the cast includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, and Donald Sutherland. This looks rather charming and like a good anti-corporate greed film, which I fully support, so I'm curious to check it out. Plus it's Brie Larson! She's always delightful.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Dan Baron's Basmati Blues, in high def on Apple:
Oscar-winner Brie Larson leads a wonderful ensemble cast as Dr. Linda Watt (Brie Larson), a sheltered but brilliant young scientist who is sent on a work trip to India. She is welcomed by almost everyone, and embraces a world she is unfamiliar with. Linda is assigned a guide, an ambitious young bureaucrat (Saahil Sehgal) who immediately takes a liking to her. But when Linda meets Rajit (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a rebellious college student forced to drop out by lack of funds there's instant chemistry! And through their playful antagonism, Linda's eyes are ultimately opened to the fact she has unknowingly become part of a destructive plan against the farmers. When she and the villagers discover her company's greedy agenda, they work together to fight against the abusive agricultural giant. Basmati Blues is directed by newcomer Dan Baron, making his feature directorial debut with this film. The screenplay is written by Dan Baron & Jeff Dorchen, from a story written by Dan Baron, Jeff Dorchen and Danny Thompson. Shout! Studios will release Basmati Blues in select theaters starting February 9th, 2018 this winter. Who's interested in this?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Looks like a fun movie...of course, I am not adverse to a good musical..
kitano0 on Jan 7, 2018
Same here, same here (regarding good musicals).
Alex Billington on Jan 7, 2018
This looks bad on so many levels. Yes, she's cute and dear, but this just looks like a bad trip. At least to me ...
shiboleth on Jan 7, 2018
Yeah, I kept thinking, why is Brie Larson in this? She's so great, but this looks bad.
Efterklang on Jan 8, 2018
I guess, not all of her choices can be good. Next one will be better (hopefully) ...
shiboleth on Jan 8, 2018
Brie Larson's career has confused me post-Room....
cuckoozey on Jan 8, 2018
After her Twitter rant a few months back I can't stand her.
RPD on Jan 8, 2018
I will pass. Seems like yet another white savior kind of movie.
DAVIDPD on Jan 8, 2018
Brie Larson is ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL, you're right. Excited to see more of her.
Sean Taylor on Jan 8, 2018
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