Basmati Blues
Available on Prime Video
Basmati Blues is a musical comedy that follows Linda Watt, (Academy Award-winner, Brie Larson), a sheltered but brilliant young scientist. She is plucked out of her company’s lab and sent to India by her CEO (Donald Sutherland), to sell “Rice 9,” a genetically modified rice she’s created. Unaware that the rice will destroy the Indian farmers she thinks she’s helping. Upon arriving, Linda is overwhelmed and culture-shocked by the barely controlled chaos of India. She is introduced to an ambitious young bureaucrat, William (Saahil Sehgal), who along with his mother, decides that they are an excellent match. Linda then meets Rajit (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a rebellious college student forced to drop out by lack of funds, who questions Linda’s motives. Despite their playful antagonism, or maybe because of it, she starts falling for him. He ultimately opens her eyes to the fact she has unknowingly become part of a destructive plan. Basmati Blues pulses with the vibrant colors and rhythms of India and features original songs written for the film by global artists, Pearl Jam, Sugarland, Goldspot, Dave Baerwald, and Sonu Nigam.
Starring Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Donald Sutherland
Director Dan Baron