Part of the problem with "Chutney Popcorn" is that the inexpressive Ganatra has cast herself in the lead, never a good decision for a director. But the film itself is awkwardly paced, fitfully funny and, except for Hennessy, who is very fine as Lisa, not well characterized. Exotic title notwithstanding, "Chutney Popcorn" is never as tasty as it should be. Starring Jill Hennessy, Nisha Ganatra and Sakina Jaffrey. Directed by Nisha Ganatra. Written by Nisha Ganatra and Susan Carnival. A Mata Films release. Comedy. Unrated. Running time: 93 min.