It’s always a heady mix when you bring Bollywood actors into off beat Hollywood films. The Hundred Foot Journey is a delicious concoction of the east and the west with some Indian spices and some fine cuisine from a Michelin Star restaurant.
Here are 5 reasons why we think you must watch this film:
1. The legend Om Puri:
Om Puri is India’s finest export to Hollywood. He is so believable in every character he portrays and this one is an added feather in his cap. As ‘papa’, he makes us see a bit of our own father in him. He’ll make you angry, he’ll make you cry and quite effortlessly, he’ll make you laugh. If there is one actor who is living his passion, its Om Puri. He is reason enough to watch this movie!
2. French Cuisine with a Tadka!
Madame Mallory (played by Helen Miren) judges a cook not by their qualification or knowledge but by how well they make their omelet. So when Hassan (played by Manish Dayal who is an actor to look out for) exposes her to his Indian take on the omelet, she knows that she’s found a chef with a Michelin Star capability! From the tikkas and kebabs to the fine french cuisine, this film is a delight for your palate!
3. The French Countryside:
From the open cafes to fishing by the lake, the film takes you on a complimentary journey across the beautiful countryside. They pick fresh vegetables in the market, and they pick out mushrooms from the wild. They ride their bicycles and throw stones on the windows to call each other out. It you’re not already in love with the food or their innocent love then the location will definitely make you go ‘aww’!
4. Watch to fall in love:
There are movies that show the love between a boy and a girl, but then there is The Hundred Foot Journey that makes you fall in love with everything. It shows the emotional connect between an Indian family, the undying love for a mother, the love between people from two extremely different cultures, the love for food, for passion and of course the love between a boy and a girl. If you want to know that love is not just of one kind, this movie teaches you a lesson or two.
5. Simple Storytelling:
Produced by Hollywood biggies Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake, this film has a lot of soul. It narrates a simple story that gives you hope and makes you believe. There is no drama, no thrills and no chills; but there is life. It tells a story that you and me can live today, it gives you a reason to follow your passion. It makes you want to pick up the phone and make a call back home. It takes you away from the chaos and closer to your heart.
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