Cooking with Stella

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Cooking with Stella
Cooking With Stella poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Dilip Mehta
Written by Deepa Mehta
Dilip Mehta
Starring Seema Biswas
Lisa Ray
Don McKellar
Maury Chaykin
Release date
  • 16 September 2009 (2009-09-16) (Toronto International Film Festival)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Canada[1]
Language English

Cooking with Stella is a 2009 film written by siblings Deepa Mehta and Dilip Mehta. The film is a light comedy about a Canadian diplomat (Lisa Ray) and her husband (Don McKellar) living in New Delhi, and their cook, Stella (Seema Biswas).[2][3] Indian actress Shriya Saran makes a special appearance. Cooking with Stella was shot on location in New Delhi,[4] and entered post-production in May 2008.[5] It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 16 September 2009. The film was also nominated at London Asian Film Festival under Best Crossover film category and Best actress for Seema Biswas.[6]


When a Canadian diplomat and her chef husband move into the Canadian embassy in Delhi, they threaten to derail the schemes of the longtime cook Stella (Seema Biswas) who has been skimming off the top for years.


  1. ^ a b Mongrel Media DVD, 2010.
  2. ^ Susan Walker, Filmmaker Dilip Mehta finds hope in telling widows' stories,, 22 April 2008. Retrieved on 23 July 2008.
  3. ^ Roman Pawlyshyn, Powerful South Asian stories shine a light on dark places,, 8 May 2008. Retrieved on 23 July 2008.
  4. ^ Shreya's new flick, Deccan Herald, 13 March 2008. Retrieved on 23 July 2008.
  5. ^ Devansh Patel, "My dream is to go international with B.R. Films" - Sanjay Bhutiani, bollywood hungama, 21 May 2008. Retrieved on 23 July 2008.
  6. ^ "LONDON ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS". Retrieved 09-10-2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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