Chef

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Chef is the story of Roshan Kalra (Saif Ali Khan), a celebrated Michelin star Chef at an Indian restaurant, called Galli, in New York. In his desperate attempt to continuously please his customers and live up to his fame, Roshan loses his mojo and with that, both his personal and professional life fall apart. The film opens when circumstances lead Roshan to India, to meet his 11-year-old son, Armaan and wife, Radha Menon. Things take a dramatic turn when Roshan is forced to rethink his life, consequently leading to him launching a food truck by the name of 'Raasta Café'. Taking to the road, Roshan goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and his zest for life, family and love. Chef encapsulates a journey of exploration of Indian cities, a variety of food and different cultures, as Roshan and Armaan travel across the country in the food truck. As the two relive old memories on their journey from Kochi to Goa and then Delhi, they create many new ones, strengthening their bond. In a second coming-of-age, Roshan grows to realize that re-prioritizing the things that are important in his life, is the key to finding happiness again!

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Critic Reviews for Chef

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  • There are some interesting flavours here, but Chef feels derivative, and doesn't come together as a fully satisfactory dish.

    Jul 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Saif Ali Khan, who I believe is one of Hindi cinema's most underrated actors, needs to choose better.

    May 8, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is the one time the garam masalas needed some "masala" filmmaking. By the time some of it appears towards the end - that of the airport-running scene variety - there is reluctance to its sterility.

    Jan 28, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The dynamics of modern-day, urban associations are well-observed. It's the uneven, jagged and lazy tone of the film that lets it down badly.

    Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This one's not an explosion of gastronomy but it is a slow and flavoured broth of genuine emotions.

    Oct 26, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 19, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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