Curry Munchers aka: Vindaloo Empire - 2011
UPC - 9312590153242; 5055002556999
Cast: Anand Naidu, Alison Titulaer, Ajay Vasisht, Leela Patel, Rajeev Varma, Tarun Mohanbhai, Ben Mitchell, Vidya Venugapalan, Bhavnesh Soni, Jenny Li
Screenwriter: Padma Akula from a story by Anand Naidu; Director of Photography: Karl Schodt; Music Director: Allen Jansson; Editing: Jennie Cruse; Production Manager: Gaurav Gupta; Art Director: Haley Williams; Technical Director and Post-Production Supervisor: Ken Khan; Producers: Anand Naidu, Rajendran Naidu; Director: Cristobal Araus Lobos
Sid is an Indian immigrant who has recently arrived in New Zealand. Instead of focusing on his studies to become an engineer, he goes behind his parents back and gets a part-time restaurant job to buy a motor bike and catch the attention of girls. However things begin to change when the first ever 'Auckland Metro Cooking Competition' presents an opportunity to change his life. The struggle to keep all sides happy leads Sid to question who and what is most important in his new life. A comedy mixed with some serious issues that made me laugh more than once. Very good dialogue soundtrack, although I found most of the music to be less appealing. Locations around Auckland, except for the first 6 minutes that was shot in India. Photography was also a bit off the mark in technical quality (a tad too magenta and a bit soft), but satisfactory. Recommended.
Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer