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Chef (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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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 »
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Saif Ali Khan ... Roshan Kalra
Padmapriya ... Radha Menon (as Padmapriya Janakiraman)
Svar Kamble Svar Kamble ... Arman
Chandan Roy Sanyal ... Nuzroon
Dinesh P. Nair Dinesh P. Nair
Milind Soman ... Biju
Sobhita Dhulipala ... Vinnie
Ram Gopal Bajaj ... Roshan's Father
Pawan Chopra ... Sunil manhori
Avtaar Singh Sahani Avtaar Singh Sahani
Vikraman Nair Vikraman Nair ... Kochi: Drunkard
Ramachandran P.P. Ramachandran P.P. ... Kochi: Anil Ettan
M. Gopalakrishnan M. Gopalakrishnan ... Kochi: Union Leader
Jayan Cherthala ... Kochi: Old Mallu Customer
K.V. Srikanth Menon K.V. Srikanth Menon ... Kochi: Bala
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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шеф See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India See more »

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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 »

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Remake of Chef (2014) See more »

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Khoya Khoya
Written by Ankur Tewari
Performed by Shahid Mallya
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If you're watching this film,‌ a friendly advice, watch it with your stomach full – as it will make you hungry.
6 October 2017 | by fillerruthSee all my reviews

CHEF starts on a slow note. The Father-son relationship is the highpoint of the movie. Also, Roshan's jealousy for Biju is funny. The second half is when the road trip begins also puts a smile on your face. CHEF being in the 'food porn' zone, several scenes are sure to water your mouth though one expected to see more food visuals in this film.On the whole, CHEF is a feel good cerebral entertainer that charms you with its simplicity. At the box office, it should appeal to the target group of multiplex audience that appreciates discerning cinema. The film has the potential to grow with a good word of mouth.

Taking inspiration from Hollywood's delectable film of the same name made by Jon Favreau in 2014, director Raja Krishna Menon gives us a slice-of-life film that satiates the palette and tugs at your heartstrings.Chef works on two levels. First, it takes you on a gastronomical adventure. But most importantly, the film is an emotional journey that ties up all the loose ends between fathers and sons, whose ideologies may differ but who still share a deep bond that is impossible to shake off.

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan's delectable drama, Chef, is a relief on several fronts. The inglorious mid-life crisis, identity struggle, fractured marital relationship and single parents' woes are showcased with impeccable grace in director Raja Krishna Menon's slice-of-life drama. But that shouldn't stand in your way of enjoying this heart-warming drama. It's modern, funny and leaves you hungry for more.

Raja Krishna Menon binds the story very well. Choosing the tough way of avoiding cut-copy-paste, he does justice to the script and shows us how an official adaption should be treated like. Food being the backdrop, Chef is majorly a story of values, family and love. If you're watching this film,‌ a friendly advice, watch it with your stomach full – as it will make you hungry.


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