Starring Huma Qureshi, the biopic is based on the life of celebrated chef, the late Tarla Dalal
Huma Qureshi as Tarla Dalal in the film
Tarla is a biographical drama film inspired by the life of celebrated chef, cookbook author and host of cooking shows, the late Tarla Dalal. With Huma Qureshi playing the titular character, the movie traces her life and legacy as a symbol of the modern independent woman from the early liberalisation period.
Tarla is releasing on July 7, on ZEE5.
Director and cast:
Directed by Piyush Gupta, Tarla also features Sharib Hashmi, Bharati Achrekar, Amarjeet Singh, Rajeev Pandey, Purnendu Bhattacharya and Veenah Naair as key characters. Piyush has also co-written the script along with Gautam Ved. The movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari.
Launched on June 23, the film’s trailer gives glimpses into how a simple Tarla does not give up on her goal to ‘do something’ in her life. After she finally realises her dream in her own kitchen, there is no looking back for homemaker-turned-chef Tarla! Intertwining comical scenes with moments of aspirations, the trailer also hints at the honest and nostalgic setting of India in the 1960s and 70s.
True to the plot's central tenets, the poster of Tarla showcases a smiling and happy Huma as a homecook, surrounded by an array of spices and kitchen utensils.
There are six soulful tracks in the film - Rang Khilein (sung by Nilotpal Bora), Tina Nana Nina - Tarla’s theme (sung by Suhit Abhyankar), Papa Why? (sung by Atanu Mishra), Yahi Toh Hai Zindagi (sung by Suhit Abhyankar), Rahe Na Kyun (sung by Suhit Abhyankar), Rahe Na Kyun - female version - (sung by Rekha Bhardwaj).