Directed by: Danny Baron
Written by: Danny Baron and Jeffrey Dorchen
Story by: Danny Baron, Jeffrey Dorchen and Danny Thompson
Produced by: Monique Caulfield, Jeffrey Soros and Ruedi Gerber
Executive Music Producers: Bonnie Greenberg and Christy Gerhart
Original Score by: Steven Argila
Choreographer: Noemie Lafrance

This enchanting musical romantic comedy stars Oscar® winner* Brie Larson as Dr. Linda Watt, a sheltered young scientist whose company CEO (Oscar® winner** Donald Sutherland) orders her to India to sell farmers the GMO rice that she created. There Linda meets Rajit (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a rebellious college student forced to drop out for lack of funds. Through his playful and often infuriating antagonism, Linda learns she has unwittingly aided a destructive plan against the farmers she was supposedly sent to help. A passionate battle erupts and the future rests on whether Linda and Rajit can quit arguing long enough to admit they love each other and save the day.


Pulsing with the vibrant colors and rhythms of India, this captivating film features original songs written by global artists Pearl Jam, Sugarland, Sid Khosla (of Goldspot), Dave Baerwald, and Sonu Nigam. Boasting a fantastic ensemble cast, Basmati Blues is a love letter to multiple eras of thrilling Bollywood cinema, heart-stirring musicals, and indelible classic Hollywood romantic comedies!


*2015: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Room

**2018: Honorary Award

Basmati Blues is a musical comedy that follows Linda Watt (Academy Award®-winner Brie Larson), a sheltered but brilliant young scientist who 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. Her life turns upside down as she discovers the truth and falls in love.

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