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Forbidden Tikka Masala

Canada | 15 MIN. |Hindi, English

Virtual IMFF 2020 Screening Details:

Friday, May 8 2020 |

Screening: 9.00pm - 10.00pm


Forbidden Tikka Masala is a coming-of-old-age story that follows a devoutly religious vegetarian who finds a new lease on life after mistakenly eating chicken at her retirement party.


Canadian Screen Awards nominated Balinder Johal (Beeba Boys, Heaven on Earth) stars as Gayatri, a devoutly religious vegetarian Indian woman who mistakenly eats chicken at her retirement party. Her life is thrown into chaos when she can't get the succulent taste out of her mind. Already challenged with adjusting to her new retired life, Gayatri struggles to find her place in her family's hectic schedule. Resolving herself to her new cravings, Gayatri's search for the chicken recipe takes her on an adventure that will forever change her.

Rahul Chaturvedi

Rahul Chaturvedi is an Indo-Canadian filmmaker. He won Toronto Reel Asian's Pitch Competition in 2016 and 2018, and was selected one of ReelWorld Festival's Emerging 20 filmmakers in 2017. Rahul was inspired to write Forbidden Tikka Masala after witnessing the struggles of aging women in the South Asian diaspora trying to adjust to the fast paced and often fragmented life in a new culture and the loneliness this brings.

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