Movie Review: Chef (2017)
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.
An example of a perfectly-cast film, Khan owns the role of Roshan Kalra — a chef who lacks inspiration in his job and is fast losing his cooking mojo.
The affable Kalra — played wonderfully by Khan — is a Michelin-starred chef running an Indian fine-dining kitchen in New York, but he has a meltdown when one of his customers finds fault in his food. He gets fired, and returns to India to spend time with his young son and his ex-wife.
This is the Hindi adaptation of the 2014 Hollywood hit of the same name, and it has been altered from the Jon Favreau version.