Madhur Jaffrey is an actress, food consultant, travel writer, and TV personality. She is best known for playing ‘Manjula’ in her debut film ‘Shakespeare Wallah (1965). She won the ‘Silver Bear for Best Actress Award’ at the ‘15th Berlin International Film Festival.’ Since then, she has worked in various films, TV shows, and on radio. Her first acting role came at the age of 5, when she played a ‘brown mouse’ in the musical version of ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin.’ Her theatre appearances came in plays such as ‘A Tenth of an Inch Makes the Difference’ (1962), ‘The Guide’ (1969), and ‘India Awakening’ (2005). Some of her popular films are ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ (1993), ‘ABCD’ (2011), ‘Cosmopolitan’ (2003), ‘Hiding Divya’ (2007), and ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ (2017). She is also known for bringing Indian food culture to western countries with her debut book ‘An Invitation to Indian Cooking’ (1973).
Shakespeare-Wallah is an Indian drama film, which tells the story of a troupe of actors in India, who travel around various towns and villages, giving performances of Shakespearean plays.
Phoebe in Wonderful is a drama film which revolves around a nine-year old girl who wishes to appear in a school play but she is unable to follow the rules. She finds herself clashing with the world around her, which is obsessed with rules. She eventually seeks help from her unconventional drama teacher.
A Late Quartet is a musical drama film which tells the story of Peter Mitchell, a renowned musician, who discovers that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He makes the decision to quit the world-renowned string quartet, of which he is a member of.
Six Degrees of Separation is a comedy drama mystery film which revolves around Ouisa and her husband, who are art dealers living in New York. Their lives are turned upside down when a mysterious young African American man enters their lives.
Samir is a chef working at an upscale restaurant in New York. When he is denied a promotion because his boss feels that ‘his food lacks soul’, he decides to quit. He is forced to take over his family’s Indian restaurant after his father becomes ill. Since he does not know how to cook Indian food, he decides to find someone who can.
On her father’s death anniversary, an Indian princess celebrates his memory in her apartment in London. She spends time with her father’s ex-tutor Cyril Sahib.
Walt is a former security guard, who must begin physical therapy after his hospital stay. His recovery program also includes speech therapy, by taking singing lessons, and he is paired with Rusty, a vocal instructor, who is also his neighbor. But Rusty is gay and since Walt is extremely conservative, their relationship becomes uneasy.
This romantic horror film tells us the story of Will Randall who becomes a werewolf, and finds himself full of vigor and youth. He fights to regain his job and to woo his former boss’s daughter Laura.
A 37-year-old divorced businesswoman, Rafi, falls for a young man, David, who is 14 years younger than her. In order to overcome her insecurities and to accept the age difference between them, she talks to her therapist Lisa. However, when Lisa realizes that David is her son, she tries her best to separate them.
Tom Pickle is a British rock star who decides to travel all the way to India, to learn to play the sitar from a well-known maestro named Ustad Zafar Khan. Ustad is disappointed in Tom due to his lack of respect, since he has never had a disciple such as him before. Later they decide to go and meet Zafar’s aging guru. All their lives turn upside down when a murder takes place.