Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This is a one-dimensional, sometimes illogical film, but it's certainly good-looking. The Bollywood star, beautiful Aishwarya Rai, is exquisitely beautiful. Dylan McDermott is scruffily sexy. And the photography often looks like an enticing food-magazine layout.
Tilo (Aishwarya Rai), is talented. She has second sight and has been trained to use the power of spices to help others. Pledging her life to this work requires her never to use the spices for her own desires, never to touch the skin of another human being and, most inconvenient, never to leave her California shop.
First Mother (Zohra Sehgal) specialised in training ’gifted’ girls like Tilo to be the mistress of spices. But being a mistress is no easy task,spices are to be their only friend & they must abide by the certain 3 rules set for them,otherwise the spices would punish them.
Tilo now lives in San Fracisco & serves the people there with her mastery over spices & her kind words. She’s quite controlled & lives by the rules taught to her by the Mother. Unfortunately, she’s only human. One day she glimpses a handsome man, Doug (Mr. McDermott) and soon breaks all the rules.
At one point of time,she lets go of herself, but then the spices start taking revenge on her customers.Torn by love & duty, Tilo wants to enjoy a normal life,but she also wants to be with her friends, the spices.
In retaliation, her merchandise begins causing disastrous effects for her customers. (The red chili peppers seem particularly annoyed.) One man has a taxi accident. Another man's girlfriend leaves him. It's all pretty flimsy, but it's good to know that saffron is for attracting love, cinnamon for making friends and sandalwood for banishing painful memories.
U got to watch this movie to know the rest of the story...for me, i love it ;)