Today's Special (Widescreen)

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"Today's Special", a heartwarming comedy with culinary flavor, tells the story of Samir (Aasif Mandvi, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The Proposal"), a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion, he impulsively quits and tells his co-worker Carrie (Jess Weixler, "Teeth") that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. But dreams must be put aside after his estranged father, Hakim (Harish Patel, "Run, Fat Boy, Run"), has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori Palace, the nearly bankrupt family restaurant in Jackson Heights. Samir's mother, Farrida (legendary cookbook writer Madhur Jaffrey), is consumed with trying to find a wife for her son, while Samir is trying to master Indian cooking to salvage the family business. Luckily, he crosses paths with Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah, "Monsoon Wedding"), a taxi driver, passionate chef and worldly raconteur. Akbar inspires Samir and teaches him to trust his senses more than recipes; to stop measuring his life, and to start truly living it. With Akbar's guidance, Samir has a chance to rediscover his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

Deleted Scenes, Interview.

Cooking Video, "Recipe from Madhur Jaffrey".

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"Today's Special", a heartwarming comedy with culinary flavor, tells the story of Samir (Aasif Mandvi, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The Proposal"), a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion, he impulsively quits and tells his co-worker Carrie (Jess Weixler, "Teeth") that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. But dreams must be put aside after his estranged father, Hakim (Harish Patel, "Run, Fat Boy, Run"), has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori Palace, the nearly bankrupt family restaurant in Jackson Heights. Samir's mother, Farrida (legendary cookbook writer Madhur Jaffrey), is consumed with trying to find a wife for her son, while Samir is trying to master Indian cooking to salvage the family business. Luckily, he crosses paths with Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah, "Monsoon Wedding"), a taxi driver, passionate chef and worldly raconteur. Akbar inspires Samir and teaches him to trust his senses more than recipes; to stop measuring his life, and to start truly living it. With Akbar's guidance, Samir has a chance to rediscover his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.

Deleted Scenes, Interview.

Cooking Video, "Recipe from Madhur Jaffrey".

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Starring: Aasif Mandvi, Jess Weixler, Harish Patel, Madhur Jaffrey, Naseeruddin Shah, Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters
Studio Name: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 01/24/2012
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 99 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital 2.0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.16
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
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Surprisingly entertaining.
3/26/2012

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4.0 stars 3/26/2012 by writer17
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After his father has a stroke, an aspiring gourmet chef must put his dreams of going to Paris on hold to help his family's struggling Indian restaurant. Great characters emerge in this comedy/ drama as the chef must take over the kitchen in a New York Burb and learn to cook Indian food with the help of a sous chef that can't speak English and a former Mumbai cook who is a philosopher/cab driver. Coping with an inept staff and his traditional parents, the Chef must turn a profit if the restaurant is to survive.

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