5.6/10
1,457
22 user 14 critic

Chef (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 6 October 2017 (USA)
Trailer
2:51 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Chef Roshan Kalra sets out to find the true source of happiness and reignite his passion for food while being more present in his son's life.

Director:

Raja Menon

Writers:

Jon Favreau (original story), Ritesh Shah (adapted by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Saif Ali Khan ... Roshan Kalra
Padmapriya ... Radha Menon
Dhanish Karthik ... Shahid Ahmed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ram Gopal Bajaj ... Roshan's Father
Riju Bajaj Riju Bajaj ... Roshan's Young Father
Varun .V. Bandekar Varun .V. Bandekar ... Customer #2
Rajat Ajay Bose Rajat Ajay Bose ... Customer #3
Jayan Cherthala ... Old Mallu Customer
Pawan Chopra Pawan Chopra ... Sunil manhori
Shaurya Chopra Shaurya Chopra ... Young Roshan
Sobhita Dhulipala ... Vinnie
Raghu Dixit Raghu Dixit ... Himself
Dylan Fernandes Dylan Fernandes ... Proposal Man
M. Gopalakrishnan M. Gopalakrishnan ... Union leader
Joman Jacob Joseph Joman Jacob Joseph ... Raghu's Band Member
Edit

Storyline

Chef Roshan Kalra sets out to find the true source of happiness and reignite his passion for food while being more present in his son's life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the Raasta Cafe decides to detour Goa while enroute New Delhi, Saif Ali Khan's character "Roshan" reminds Chandan Roy Sanyal's character of his Goa trip years back with his 2 friends where he fell in love with a foreigner and eventually got robbed. This was maybe incorporated as an ode to Dil Chahta Hai, where similar arc takes place. See more »

Connections

References Dil Chahta Hai (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Mere
Written by Rashmi Virag
Performed by Armaan Malik
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Saif Gets his Mojo Back
7 October 2017 | by nandidotSee all my reviews

In my mind Raja Krishna Menon's 'Chef' will be remembered as the movie that helped Saif Ali Khan get his mojo back. Mr. Khan's acting career has been suffering for the last few years. Some bad luck and some worse decisions have led to some awful films. While his last release 'Rangoon' was decent it didn't help his prospects at the movies. With Chef he finds himself again…much like his character does.

Chef, a remake of Jon Favreau's 2014 movie by the same name, is about Roshan, a chef in New York City going through a midlife crisis. After finally achieving his dreams of running a kitchen he is now in a slump. His work doesn't excite him, he has lost his passion for cooking, and his emotions are out of control. An impulsive decision takes him to Kochi, India where he reunites with his ex-wife and son. While trying to make up for lost time and bonding with his son Roshan gets a new lease on life.

Director Raja Krishna Menon has weaved a simple tale about family, fighting for your dreams, and what it means to find contentment. The tone, throughout the movie, is mellow and soft. While this does make you restless at times it's also why the film works to a certain extent. Moments such as the North Indian father being shocked that his son had never eaten chole bhature bring a smile to your face. I also enjoyed the relationships in the movie. The father-son bond as well as the exes' dynamic was rather refreshing and stayed away from dramatic clichés.

The biggest takeaway from the movie is Saif Ali Khan. He sinks his teeth into the role and delivers a fully realized character complete with faults and dad humor. It's his most restrained and real performance in years. Padmapriya Janakiraman, who plays Roshan's estranged wife Radha, is quite good as well as is the young actor who plays their son. The music is soothing in the moment but not particularly memorable. The camera captures some beautiful shots of Kochi, a place you don't normally see in North Indian films.

This is a slow movie, no two words on that. Solutions to problems are convenient and relationships are mended too easily. But if you enjoy gentle stories about characters finding themselves chances are this will satisfy that craving.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed