Basmati Blues

Synopsis: A brilliant scientist is plucked out of the company lab and sent to India to sell the genetically modified rice she created - which she doesn't realize will destroy the farmers she thinks she's helping.
Director(s): Dan Baron
Production: Shout! Factory
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Turns out his face

was a little too friendly.

He got caught

with a governor's wife.

- I--

- Shut up, Berg.

We could lose India

because of that.

And we cannot lose India.

No, we cannot.

We need someone who can

make them forget Jeffries.

We need someone

they can believe in.

With the power to melt

hardened hearts.

Someone with delicacy.

[woman] Hearts and minds.


That someone works inside Mogil.

Let's think outside the box.

[all murmuring]

[Gurgon] Hmm. Too passive.

A long shot.

Talk to me. Talk to me.

[Gurgon] Fire that fellow.

And breathe a'

Again a'

[Gurgon] Young Dr. Watt.

- Dr. Watt, a question.

Isn't it true you created this

just so Meg can patent

and own it?

No, we created it to help

farmers all over the world.

Rice Nine produces 22%

more rice per acre.

And the patents pay for the lab.

-[man 2] But she's a scientist.


A seed that could feed

the world.

And I'm... proud.

[Gurgon] Doctors Watt.

Mr. Gurgon. What a surprise.

[Gurgon] Well, well.

The creators of Rice Nine.

I've got some good news for you.

We're sending you

to India tomorrow.

- Me?

- What?

I don't even like leaving

my own neighborhood.

[laughs] I mean, who does?

Jeffries screwed the pooch.

And we don't have a sales rep

who can help us.

I don't even have a passport.

It's just three weeks.

In and out.

This is too important.

I'm not

a public relations person.

She's practically

running the lab now.

- That's where you want her.

- Absolutely, of course. Yes.

But there won't be a lab

if we lose India.

[jet engine]

[crowd chatters]

-[horns honking]

-[whistle blowing]

[Linda] Train station.

[driver shouts]

This street.

-[whistle blows]

-[Linda] No, I got it. Or not.


[man chanting]

[scoffs] I'm sorry.

Please take it.

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