Raspberry Magic

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Raspberry Magic
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Directed by Leena Pendharkar
Produced by Megha Kadakia
Written by Leena Pendharkar
Starring Lily Javherpour
Bella Thorne
Meera Simhan
Ravi Kapoor
Maulik Pancholy
Music by Jesse Clark
Cinematography Jeffrey Chu
Release date
  • February 24, 2010 (2010-02-24)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Raspberry Magic is an American independent drama film about a young girl, Monica Shah, and her belief that she can save her parents' marriage by winning the science fair. Her science project uses touch therapy to grow raspberries in a forest. She explores whether it is nature or nurture that can make them grow. Directed by Leena Pendharkar, produced by Megha Kadakia, the movie premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival[1] and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival[2] in 2010.



Raspberry Magic received generally positive reviews during its festival screenings. Clinton Stark says that "Raspberry Magic delivers an inspired message about pursuing your dreams, recognizing and appreciating who you are, despite the day-to-day curve balls life might pitch at you,"[3] while the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer called it "a sweet little film that without adornment in style or storytelling evokes the nature of family drama and family love."[4]



  1. ^ "Mavericks: Official Guide to Cinequest Film Festival 20" (PDF). 7 March 2010. p. 46. Retrieved 26 January 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Events by director: detail view". 2010 San Francisco Asian American Film Festival. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Stark, Clinton (12 February 2010). "Film Review: 'Raspberry Magic'". Stark Insider. 
  4. ^ Johnson Martin, Adrienne (1 October 2010). "Sweet look at family love". The News & Observer. 
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival". Retrieved 26 January 2011. 

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