Chef Movie Review

‘Chef’ is a story of food and love and family and togetherness. It is an official adaptation of Jon Fravreau’s 2014 film by the same name. 

  • Director: Raja Krishna Menon
  • Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Svar Kamble

Story: A three-star Michelin chef Roshan Kalra (Saif Ali Khan) who gets fired from a restaurant in New York, So he returns to India to spend time with his son and ex-wife and starts a foodie journey to find his mojo back.

Screenplay and Direction: ‘Chef’ is a most enjoyable road trip of a father and his son. The script of ‘Chef’ is beautifully shaped for Indian audiences and It has some interesting flavours but It feels derivative and doesn’t come together as a fully satisfactory dish. The movie takes you lovingly through the essence of Kerala and shows family love and gives the importance to family relationships and social values.

Acting: Saif Ali Khan is in the top form, he has done his job very well. He has played his own role in a good manner whether in the form of a husband or as a father. He has managed to attract hungry people with his desi cooking style.

Music: The music of the film is very good, Every song is very well placed but our personal picks are Tere Mere, Banjara & Shugal Laga Le, especially the song “Shugal Laga Le” is very energetic.

Overall, ‘Chef’ is a good refreshment in desi style and is like an emotional journey that works to bind to a scattered family. This film explains the importance of family relationships with the good taste of different dishes.

Pros:

  • Chef is a good refreshment
  • Saif Ali Khan’s good performance
  • The music is very good
  • Good relationship between father and son

Cons:

  • The pace of the film is little slow
  • Chef is flavourless in comparison to original ‘Chef’

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