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An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dulquer Salmaan ...
Thilakan ...
Siddique ...
Abdul Razaq
Nithya Menon ...
Shahana (as Nithya Menen)
Mammukoya ...
Jinu Joseph ...
Beachbay GM
Jayaprakash ...
Narayanan Krishnan
Maniyanpilla Raju ...
Chef Babu
Bhagath Baby Manuel ...
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Sreenath Bhasi ...
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Littil Swayamp ...
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Joseph Chakola ...
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Kunchan ...
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An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life. Written by Pedantic Pundit

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Отель 'Устад'  »

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Director Anwar Rasheed and screenwriter Anjali Menon first met on the sets of Kerala Cafe on April 2009. During lunchtime, Anjali asked "where is this biryani from?", to which Anwar answered with the name of the hotel. See more »

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flavour rich drama
29 June 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Ustad Hotel is a flavour rich drama which has got all the ingredients to satisfy everyone alike, that without compromising on the artistic elements! Anwar Rasheed Anjali Menon duo doesn't disappoint, true to be, they don't strike Gold either!

The story, roughly, is about a young guy who tries to get away with his career only to find himself in the thick of things which goes otherwise. With the backdrop of food and malabar,it does provide an interesting watch, the more appeasing if you are from malabar region. The screenplay by Anjali menon is too good that we don't get stuck anywhere, a bit let loose towards the end, making it melodramatic - I got a lump in my throat after a very long time. The sulaimani & mohabbath scene with Dulqar and Thilakan was a mesmerizing one. The background score & songs were so soothing to the senses - hindustani, folk rock and even a sufi track - which went well with the storyline did wonders for the movie. We have a young hero in Dulqar Salman who is handsome and stylish - improved a lot from Second Show - and an ever amazing Thilakan who excels as Ustad, Nithya Menen who plays the love interest of Dulqar does well too.

With food being an important element in the plot, chances are high the movie being compared to "Salt ' n' Pepper". Ustad Hotel is a feel good drama which would skip being at par with S 'n' P which was a romantic comedy. It did disappoint me that the romance was so underplayed in Ustad Hotel, the only romantic scene was sweet leaving us craving for more! All said, Anwar Rasheed & crew does it in style, a good feast to relish.

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