Jadoo review

A spicy rivalry simmers between two brothers

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Jadoo is a tale of two brothers (Harish Patel, Kulvinder Ghir) – both ace Indian chefs – whose “spicy shitstorm” of a fall-out culminates in them ripping the family recipe book in half: one sibling gets the starters, the other the main courses.

Can Raja’s (Patel) daughter Shalini (Amara Karan) reunite them for her upcoming wedding?

Based on writer/director Amit Gupta’s ( Resistance ) Leicester upbringing, this is steeped in affection and warmth, aiming not for big laughs but a natural, jovial family dynamic.

A pity, then, that it’s let down by some erratic, repetitive plotting.

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Stephen is a freelance culture journalist specialising in TV and film. He writes regularly for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the i, Radio Times, and WIRED.