Bollywood films are based on the lives of every category of people and they raise various issues from the daily routine of a person. There are various genres on which the films are made in the Hindi cinema which reflect a lot of things about the culture of India. One such category among these is food movies. We all know that how diverse the demography of India is. So, we come across a variety of cooking items and enjoy eating them.
Many characters in the Bollywood movies are seen playing the role of cook and some of them even take culinary training for their role. And the food movies appeal greatly to the Indian audience and inspire it to inculcate the cooking skills in them. The dishes filmmakers present in the cooking movies can leave you craving for the same food. Given below is a list of best food movies from Bollywood which focus on the cooking as well as other human emotions.
Saif Ali Khan starrer, Chef, was a remake of the American film with the same name. It was mainly based on the culinary arts and Saif played the role of a chef in the movie. The main lead in the film lost his job and then decides to follow his passion for cooking. He decided to start a mobile kitchen to earn his living. Apart from just being based on food, the film also focuses on the relationship between a father and his son. Chef didn’t receive even a decent response at the box office and turned out to be a disaster. Saif Ali Khan took a special culinary training to play his role of chef in the film effectively.
The story of the film revolved around the attempts of two different people, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu to prove each other a better cook in making Zafrani Hyderabadi Pulao. An intense argument leads to friendship and hence love between the two. Cheeni Kum was one of the food movies in which food becomes the reason for the closeness between two people. It turned out to be a hit at the box office and received positive reviews from the audience as well as the critics.
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
This movie revolves around finding the secret ingredient which was once used in the dish, “Chicken Khurana”. Omi returns from London to search for the secret ingredient in the recipe which was popular among everyone at his native place. He did a lot of experiments with his friend to find out the recipe used in making the chicken dish. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana was a hit at the box office and people left the theatres with a watery mouth.
The film focus on the life of a woman who struggles to speak English and faces mockery from her English speaking relatives. She overcomes all her limitations with the help of her courage. Being good at making delicious ladoos, she opens a small business with the help of his French friend. She enrolls herself in the English speaking course in an institute and pays her fees by selling homemade ladoos. In the end, not only she manages to speak fluent English but also becomes self-dependent in her life. This movie carries an important message about how cooking skills can make a person successful in the life. If a person is good at cooking then he can win anyone’s heart by making delicious dishes. English Vinglish was one of the popular food movies of Bollywood and it collected over Rs. 90 crores in the theatres.
The Lunch Box
It was a wonderful film and food played a great part in getting two people close to each other. A housewife wants to remove boredom from her married life. So in a bid to make her husband happy, she starts preparing special dishes to send for his office lunch. But every time, her food gets delivered to a widowed accountant. The two start exchanging letter discussing every detail about each other. However, in the end, the truth gets unveiled and both of them realize new things about themselves. The Lunchbox was a success at the box office and earned an excellent amount in the theatres.
Break Ke Baad
This is a story of Aaliya and Abhay, who are close friends and end up getting in a relationship. Abhay travels to London for Aaliya but she breaks up with Abhay, which leaves him penniless. While working as a taxi driver, his daily lunch becomes popular among all his friends and he decides to open his restaurant near the beach. He starts earning a good amount of money through the restaurant which eventually leads Aaliya to come back to his life. Break Ke Baad received mixed reviews from the critics and earned averagely at the box office.
Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor movie, Daawat-e-Ishq was based on the theme of food and love. How a girl pretends to be in love with a cook to secretly run with all his money is shown in the film. Daawat-e-Ishq songs received a positive response and the film held decently at the box office. Everyone appreciated Parineeti Chopra for her beautiful looks and acting in the movie.