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Top films based on chef theme - List hai toh hit hai
  • Nikhil Kumar

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 10.12 AM, Jan 19, 2022

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There are movies that connect with us almost on a spiritual level — and films on food are the most comforting of them all. Movies that focus chefs who sprinkle creativity, taste and vivid colours in food are far and few between. Today’s List hai toh hit hain special is all about movies about chefs. Here are a few movies that surely will tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting for more. 


This 2014 American comedy drama film is written, directed by and stars Jon Favreau as Carl Casper. The other actors in the film are Emjay Anthony as Percy Casper, Sofía Vergara as Inez Casper and John Leguizamo as Martin. This light-hearted feel-good movie follows Chef Carl, who after getting thrown out of a posh LA restaurant, decides to start anew and buys a food truck. He is assisted by his son, ex-wife and a friend. This venture rekindles his passion for cooking and brings the estranged family closer.

OTTplay Rating - 7.5

Available - Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube

Bheemasena Nala Maharaja

The 2020 Kannada drama film stars Aravinnd Iyer and Arohi Narayan in the lead with Priyanka Thimmesh, Aadya Udupi and Achyut Kumar in supporting roles. The movie is all about an incomplete love story narrated by chef Latthesh to his guest Sara at a resort. Sara, who is served Latthesh’s scrumptious biryani upon arrival, takes interest in the chef’s love story. This twisty tale is garnished by eye soothing cinematography and crisp editing.

OTTPlay Rating - 6.6

Available - Amazon Prime Video

Cheeni Kum

A 2007 Hindi rom-com film stars Amitabh Bachchan as Buddhadev Gupta, Tabu as Nina Verma and Paresh Rawal as Omprakash Verma. This unusual film depicts a romance between a 64-year-old egoistic chef Buddhadev and a 34 year old cheerful Nina. Its gentle humour and the chemistry between Rawal and Bachchan’s characters make Cheeni Kum a must-watch movie. 

OTTplay Rating - 7.0

Available - Zee5, Vi and Jio

Ustad Hotel

This 2012 Malayalam movie, starring Dulquer Salmaan, Surendranatha Thilakan and Nithya Meno* n, has three National Film Awards to its name. The movie has been remade in Kannada and dubbed in Hindi and Telugu. The story follows an aspiring chef whose father prevents him from taking up a new job in the UK and forces him to work at his grandfather’s restaurant in Kozhikode. His experiences change his outlook forever. 

OTTplay Rating - 8.3

Available - Disney + Hotstar

Maacher Jhol

A 2017 Bengali feature film stars Ritwick Chakraborty, Paoli Dam and Mamata Shankar in the lead. Maacher Jhol or Fish curry, a classic Bengali dish, is the key element of this movie. The story follows Paris-based star chef Dev D who returns to Kolkata after 13 years to tend to his unwell mother and treat her to a bowl of authentic Bengali fish curry. 

OTTplay Rating - 7.2

Available - Sony Liv, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube

Julie & Julia

Is a 2009 American biographical comedy-drama film starring the legendary Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams. An overworked New York-based Julie Powell, played by Adams, is all set to take up a daring project to prepare 524 recipes in 365 days from Julia Child’s cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." The plot simultaneously unravels their tales of conquering French cuisine with fearlessness and zeal.

OTTplay Rating - 7.3

Available - Netflix

Well thats the List hai toh hit hai chef theme special for today , I shall be back soon with another brand new theme, until then its your host Nikhil out of here.

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