is a list of 6 best films based on food that made a bigger impact on the film goers and food lovers alike.
1.Ustad Hotel. Food And Legacy
A Malayalam film that explains the bond between an old man and his young chef grandson. Ustad Hotel stands out for its portrayal of food and relationships on a very lively note. The grandson who is a trained chef from Switzerland wants to cook in his Grandpa’s beach side hotel after landing there with unusual circumstances. The old man says the working cook not to let the grandson enter the kitchen because he is still inexperienced. In the end, the grandpa sends the young chap on a trip to Chennai. And requests his friend to teach the lad why does one cook food. The philosophy of life, hunger and need beautifully unveils with it. Truly, Ustad Hotel is a very rare narration of food and philosophy that keeps entertainment intact.
2.Chef-Starting From Scratch Never Tasted So Good
Original movie by Jon Favre au, this was remade in Hindi with Saif Ali Khan as its lead. A Chef whose skills and expertise is overruled by his temper finds a different route to his passion. Exploring many varieties of food and finding ways to feed people all along, the film depicts the passion of the protagonist in cooking that lands him in several unexpected situations. Ultimately it’s the love for food and cooking, which wins the game in the film. A visual treat with father-son relationship that goes on parallel note makes for a good story.
3.Cook Up a Storm- War Between Chefs
This is a war of chefs, which means you get to see the delicate culinary art at its best. Since the story is about competition initially between a small town chef and a Michelin star holder and later between a grandmaster and his son, varieties of cooking methods unveil before the viewers. The native style on one side and the modern technology used in hi-fi kitchen on the other side, the flavours and aroma of food seems to brush across the screen for the viewers to taste. Though a Chinese film, it definitely is a visual treat altogether.
4.Salt N Pepper/ Oggarane – Food Is Greater Then Love
Originally made in Malayalam, Salt N Pepper was remade in multiple languages out of which Oggarane was in Kannada. The relationship of the protagonist and food is beautifully depicted in this film. One gets to know how serious the man is when it comes to food in a scene where he had been to a girl’s house to seek the bride and walks away with the cook who cooks the snacks for the groom and his family. The cook continues to stay with the protagonist till the end. And it is the love for food especially a seven layered cake that makes him fall in love with a lady later on. So it’s food and life going hand in hand.
5.Ratatouile- Anybody Can Cook
Well, this is the film that no foodie should ever miss to watch. Cooking is an art and anyone can do it is the motto of the movie. Well, it is taken quite seriously and that what makes it all the more interesting. A tiny little mouse who dreams of becoming a chef someday
goes on a roller coaster ride of life and how he ends up amongst humans and fulfills his dreams makes the storyline. Though is an animated fantasy movie, you can watch it any number of times for the craft of It’s making.
These are not all. The list of wonderful movies made on food is quite long. This is a subject that shows a lot of creativity in the making. Food as a subject for film making is never an old-fashioned one. After following the above list, we bet you will continue to explore this forte more than ever before.