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Basmati Blues

After finding success with her genetically-modified rice, a scientist is sent to India by her boss to sell it to the rural farmers there. When she is there, the scientist then learns of the corporate`s wrongdoings and the negative effects that her rice will bring to those farmers who she intended to help.

Language: English
Subtitle: No Subtitle
Classification: PG
Release Date: 8 Feb 2018
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Running Time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes
Distributor: Shaw Organisation
Cast: Brie Larson, Scott Bakula, Donald Sutherland, Tyne Daly, Utkarsh Ambudkar
Director: Dan Baron
Format: 2D

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Watch this if you liked: “La La Land”

The Good, the Bad and the Rice Scientist:

• A Bollywood-style musical set with Indian-flavoured pop music. It mixes up between the western and Indian culture which is rather unique in terms of the interactions it creates between the beliefs of the characters.

• Characters were poorly written in both introduction and development as it's difficult to tell the intentions of one as well as whether that person is good or bad. It's confusing from the way they interact with each other as well as certain scenarios which brings them to awkward situations.

• Instead of being the typical condescending "white saviour" movie however, the story highlights on how the party in which Linda, played by Brie Larson, is the one that's corrupted, which is a twist filled with strong messages about the community.

• The music is enjoyable much like any other Bollywood movie scores would be. It's catchy and would have your foot tapping into the groove before you even notice it.

Cinema Online, 12 April 2018
   
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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