Bleecker Street to release Geeta Malik’s INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES on November 19, 2021

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Actors in Geeta Malik’s ‘India Sweets and Spices’ whose U.S rights were secured by Bleecker Street. Photo: courtesy Bleecker Street.

NEW YORK, NY – Bleecker Street has secured U.S. rights to writer/director Geeta Malik’s  ‘India Sweets and Spices’ a coming-of-age comedy that centers around an Indian-American family, the company announced Sept. 13. It will be releasing the film in theaters Nov. 19, 2021.

The film which was first released at the Tribeca festival in New York City, stars Sophia Ali, Manisha Koirala, Adil Hussain, Rish Shah, Deepti Gupta, and Ved Sapru.

The plot revolves around a daredevil daughter not subject to traditional discipline, and the uncomfortable secrets she uncovers about her family.

Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returning to her family’s posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college, upends their well-ordered life with her brash independence. After befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a dinner party where family secrets are revealed.

Alia’s surprise turns to rebellion when she finds out secrets about both her parents that push her toward a daring and ultimately hilarious confrontation.

“India Sweets and Spices is a film so close to my heart, and I’m thrilled to be working with such a passionate team at Bleecker Street,” Malik is quoted saying in the press release. “I know we’re in great hands for sharing our movie with the world.”

The film is produced and financed by Madison Wells and SK Global Entertainment, and producers Naomi Despres (LIZZIE), Sidney Kimmel (HELL OR HIGH WATER), John Penotti (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and Gigi Pritzker (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE). Executive Producers include Adrian Alperovich, Kilian Kerwin, Mark O’Connor, Bruce Toll, and Rachel Shane.

The deal was brokered between Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street and CAA, alongside SKG and MW’s respective Heads of Business Affairs, Brian Kornreich and Steve Tsoneff.

Bleecker Street recently released ‘Together’ starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, ‘The Loneliest Whale’ documentary, the Sundance comedy ‘Dream Horse’ DREAM HORSE starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, and others.

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