Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Svar Kamble, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Milind Soman
Genre – Family Drama
Rating – 3.5
The film Chef is an adaptation of a Hollywood film with the same title. Meet Roshan Kalra who is a known chef based in New York. He is a divorcee and has his kid Armaan who is living alone with his mother in Cochin. Some unfortunate brings the chef to his son to spend some time with him, and soon he clicks with the idea of venturing a food business. Soon we see the chef having a food truck. Also, he understands what was really missing in his life, hence more quickly we see the father and son relationship emerging and he is lost between the love for his work and his son. Well, there is much beyond this to explore in the film, which you can catch in your nearby screen.
It is interesting to see an adaption of Jon Favreau’s film with the same title in B Town. Though the desi film was a risky affair to make as the original movie was loved by many. However, the makers were able to embark with a good script (Ritesh Shah, Raja Krishna Menon & Suresh Nair) which helped to convert the film in a fantastic shape for the Indian audiences. Saif Ali Khan once again proved that he was the right choice for the character of a chef. The random funny gags, his fatherly love display, and his fresh look have been seen the first time at one place and time. His kid role played by Svar Kamble has been incredible and somewhere even hitting the bulls-eye with his decent performance.
On the other side, we have Padmapriya Janakiraman was seen adding up the hotness! As she comes on the screen, bet you will never take your eyes off. Besides, she has acted nicely adding the right impact. Chandan Roy Sanyal is seen bringing the right blend of cuteness. In a way, everyone in the star cast has done justice to the role given to them. Now talking about the direction, Menon has tried to grip everyone with a compelling story. We do not see any signs of cut copy paste thing with this film. He has worked to hit the right place making the film an irresistible treat to our eyes and cinematic taste buds. The other elements like screenplay, music, editing and other technical aspects remained par to the requirements of the film.
Chef Movie Review: The Last Word
Though we can find the Food being the backdrop of Chef, the film is all about the story of family, values, and love. As a warning don’t go empty stomach as it has too many incredible food items on display that can wreck your belly.