Saif Ali Khan's Chef hit theatres on October 6th. The movie is an adaptation based on the Hollywood adaptation by the same name. The film has been directed by Raja Krishna Menon of Airlift fame. While the movie received mostly positive reviews, Chef has unfortunately not seen the same fate at the BO. Starting with occupancy, the film observed as low as 10% on its first day. It was no wonder the movie earned only Rs 1.05 crore on Day 1. Saturday didn't prove to be any fruitful as the movie went on to earn Rs 1.35 crore. Sunday didn't witness a spike in collections either as the film earned only Rs 1.60 crore. Overall, the opening weekend has been miserable as the film earned only Rs 4 crore. The movie right from the beginning hadn't garnered huge buzz even though the idea of Raja Krishna Menon and Saif Ali Khan collaborating did seemed exciting. Also Read: Chef movie review: Saif Ali Khan’s food drama is a deliciously faithful adaptation of the Jon Favreau film
The film follows the story of Roshan, a once passionate chef whose monotonous life causes him to lose interest in the culinary world. Things don't get any better when Roshan gets into a scuffle with a patron who was critical of his food thus landing him in jail. He comes out but loses his job at the end of it. He leaves for Kerala to bond with his son who stays with his ex-wife. With no job and restrictions to hold him back, he starts to re-discover his love for food. Along the way, he rekindles his bond with his son as well. The movie also starred Padmapriya and Savar Kamble.
Here's an excerpt form our review: First things first, for a change, Bollywood has made a more-than-decent remake of a Hollywood movie. But that said, it is not a frame to frame copy of Jon Favreau’s Chef. While it borrows the central theme and the character frames, director Raja Krishna Menon has made sure that his adaptation stands apart from the original. And he does so, by focusing more on the central protagonist’s relationship with his son and ex-wife, rather than just cooking (which was more in focus in the original). Which actually works here, because we Indians are suckers for family dramas. Food does play a really important role here but it acts more of a binder than the main ingredient.
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