Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family’s posh suburban New Jersey
home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with
her newfound independence. Befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son
of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a
weekly dinner gathering with her parents’ wealthy friends. She is shocked
to learn that her perfectionist mother Sheila (Manisha Koirala) has a
previous connection to Varun’s mother Bhairavi (Deepti Gupta). Alia’s
surprise turns to indignation when she uncovers secrets about both her
parents that push her toward a daring and transformative confrontation.
India Sweets and Spices celebrates a young woman’s coming of age set
against a lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family.