ZEE5, India’s largest local video streaming platform, released the trailer for its latest original film’Tarla‘. Directed by Piyush Gupta, the direct-to-digital film is a biopic based on the life and career of popular chef and cookbook author, Tarla Dalal. Starring Huma Qureshi in and as Tarla, the film also stars Sharib Hashmi in a pivotal role as Tarla’s husband and support system for her. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari’s Earthsky Pictures, Tarla will be broadcast on ZEE5 from 7he July.
As seen in the trailer, the everyday drama centers on Tarla Dalal, India’s most popular home chef. The trailer introduces a young Tarla as someone who is ambitious and wants to do ‘something’ in her life but cannot find her calling. Over time she realizes her love for cooking and goes from being an amateur cook to a professional. Eventually, she opens up her home cooking classes and later runs her own TV shows. The trailer also gives an insight into Tarla’s life beyond food, as she introduces her supportive husband and children.
A heartwarming story about an ambitious but novice chef who becomes a culinary expert and a TV celebrity. Tarla It’s a feel-good story. The film captures her many achievements, as she was the first woman to have a cooking show, a cookbook and she is the only Indian to have won a Padma Shri for her contributions to the culinary arts. The film pays tribute to this extraordinary lady and celebrates her undying passion for finding her purpose, her unwavering love of food, and her unwavering enthusiasm for ‘kuchkarnahai‘.
Huma Qureshi said, “Tarla is a touching and enjoyable film with a pinch of emotion, a pinch of inspiration and a side of tasty entertainment. Tarla Dalal’s ambitious nature and relentless pursuit of purpose is sure to inspire audiences who want to do something extraordinary and revolutionary in life. I grew up watching her cooking show with my mom and recreating many dishes from her cookbook, so I’m honored to bring her inspiring journey to life. I have tried to embody her enthusiasm and spirit as sincerely as possible, and I hope that I have succeeded in recreating her magical on-screen persona in Tarla the movie.”
Sharib Hashmi said: “In those days when the term entrepreneur was not even in vogue, Tarla Dalal broke many barriers and became a force to be reckoned with. While everyone knows about her journey, not many people know about the struggles she went through to reach that goal. What people may not know either is that Tarla had a supportive husband who was the wind under her wings. He gave up her dreams to help Tarla achieve hers. Together they made Tarla’s dreams come true. I hope that Tarla and Nalin’s story inspires all households that might otherwise still operate in a patriarchal way.”
Piyush Gupta said, “I feel privileged to direct a film that follows the journey of the most remarkable woman who went from being a housewife to becoming the cooking guide for almost every housewife in India. Tarla Dalal was a pioneer in many ways: she was the first woman to have a cooking show, a cookbook and she is the only Indian to have won a Padma Shri for her contributions to the culinary arts. So, I’m honored to direct a biopic based on her extraordinary life. I couldn’t have asked for a better directorial debut, and I can’t wait for everyone to be inspired by her journey and relive the glory days of Tarla Dalal.”
‘Tarla‘ is set to premiere exclusively on ZEE5 starting on the 7thhe July 2023!