The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices (2005)

One spice for passion. And one woman who knows its name.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2005-09-11
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 146 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Isle of Man Film
  • Production Country: United States of America, India, United Kingdom
  • Director: Paul Mayeda Berges
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From 146 Ratings


Tilo is an Indian shopkeeper in America with an ability to see the future and a magical connection to powerful spices, which she uses to help her customers satisfy their various needs and desires. One day she falls in love with an American man. But the spices forbid it.

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  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    as Tilo
  • Dylan McDermott

    as Doug
  • Nitin Ganatra

    as Haroun Rehman
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    as Kwesi
  • Caroline Chikezie

    as Myisha
  • Anupam Kher

    as Geeta's Grandfather
  • Shaheen Khan

    as Jagit's Mother
  • Sonny Gill Dulay

    as Jagjit
  • Nina Young

    as Doug's Mother
  • Toby Marlow

    as Young Doug
  • Padma Lakshmi

    as Geeta
  • Zohra Sehgal

    as First Mother (as Zohra Segal)
  • Paul Bhattacharjee

    as Satish - Geeta's dad
  • Ayesha Dharker

    as Hameeda - Haroun's neighbor
  • Rebecca Bowden

    as Bougainvillea Girl
Production Deepak Nayar Producer
Editing Alex Rodríguez Editor
Camera Santosh Sivan Director of Photography
Sound Craig Pruess Original Music Composer
Directing Paul Mayeda Berges Director
Crew Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi Stunts
Writing Gurinder Chadha Writer
Writing Paul Mayeda Berges Writer
Visual Effects Craig Lyn Visual Effects Supervisor