Movie reviews: Chef

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Here's what the critics are saying about Chef, starring Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Svar Kamble, Dhanish Karthik, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Milind Soman.

This is an elegantly mounted film that stresses the importance of the human touch that makes all the difference between a truly mouth-watering meal and a passable one - a rule that be might applied equally to movie-making - while it underscores how second chances, when tapped right, can turn things around. Read the complete review here.

Considering it spends most of its running time in a leisurely canter, Chef’s initial scenes are taken at a somewhat undignified gallop. Within the first 15 minutes, Roshan has punched a customer for telling him his food isn’t what it used to be, landed in jail, and been fired from the New York restaurant he’s head chef at. Read the complete review here.


Even if we forego the food porn expected from the remake of Chef, the characters are given little space to establish their identities and personalities. While we are told Roshan is a self-made, passionate star chef, nothing in his personality gives us a glimpse of the gravity that such a man would carry.

Saif Ali Khan totally submits himself to the role, but the direction lets him down. This script is too bland to indulge in. You find yourself yawning and tempted to check out Facebook on your phone midway through the film.

  • Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of Rajasthan on Thursday issued a death threat to Salman Khan, saying the Bollywood actor will be killed in Jodhpur. Bishnoi's death threat to Salman is being linked with the black buck killing case of 1998, in which Salman and his co-actors are accused. It was the Bishnoi community which had brought up the black buck hunting case, and ever since the community considers the Bollywood actor a "villain". On Thursday, the actor appeared in the Jodhpur's Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Rural Court in connection with the hearing in the black buck poaching case.

  • Veteran actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha says he had an opportunity to meet actor Sanjay Dutt's "beautiful" daughter Trishala, who claims to be a huge fan of Sonakshi Sinha. Trishala is the daughter of Sanjay and late actress Richa Sharma. The two got married in 1987. Richa died of a brain tumour in 1996.

  • Breathe TEASER OUT| R Madhavan, Amit Sadh |

    Actor R Madhavan, who was last seen in Tamil crime thriller "Vikram Vedha", has been away from the Hindi Screen for a while since Saala Khadoos, which was released in 2016. Well, after the popularity of Vivek oberoi and Richa Chadha starrer Inside Edge, Amazon Prime has come up with another show Breathe, starring R Madhavan and Amit Sadh. Yes, Madhavan is back is on Hindi screen with his web series named Breathe. This will be Madhavans first outing on a digital platform. The show also stars Amit Sadh along with Sapna Pabbi. The web series will be available in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

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