Synopsis: Chef Roshan Kalra sets out to find the true source of happiness and reignite his passion for food while being more present in his son's life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Raja Menon
Production: B4U Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min

'The aroma of water

sprinkled on a hot pan...'

'Strong scent of chopped onions...'

'the Whiff of hot chilies piercing

the air like gunpowder...'

'And the aroma of food

coming from any direction...'

...and driving you crazy.'

'two of us had this

weakness in Chandni Chowk.'

'A young 10-year-old...'

'...and, an old 10-year-old.'

- How are you Ram Lal uncle?

- I am very well?

- Would you like to cook 'Chole-Bhature'?

- Yes.

- Come in.

- Roshan!

If all you want is to become

a street side cook...

...then why go to an English school...

...making my life hell.


'Those days were different.'

'Half of Chandni Chowk...'

'...Hadn't shifted into

Padpadganj apartments yet.'

'There was no satellite

TV that aired MasterChef.'

Nor was

'Three Idiots' released...

...So that a film star

could advice our parent...

...To let kids follow their dreams.

Dad insisted... '

'...That I become

a doctor or an engineer.'

- 'Don't destroy your life becoming a cook.'


'I could tolerate this till the age of 15.'

'After which, I ran away from home.'

From then on Father refused

to acknowledge me as his son.'

People normally follow their heart.

But I followed my nose.

And finally... my nose led

me to my destiny.

Pick up!

I believe you have

a problem with my food.

Yeah... It's not just

as good as it used to be.

What do you do, man?

- I'm sorry, what?

- Where do you work?

What does that have

to do with anything?

Well, do I come to your office

and tell you how to do your job?

- Don't tell me how to do my job!

- Hey, I am paying for this, man...

You don't have to have a meltdown.


This is why this place is...

- What are you doing?

- Get out of here, man.

Or else I will beat you!


Call the police honey let's go.

Get lost.

What the hell are you doing?

Roshan Kalra, you've made bail.

- Thanks, man.

- No, it's okay.

Come on.

Thanks, Sunil.

These 16 dollars...

Plus, what I paid him... keep his mouth shut...

You know how much it cost?

Take it from me,

- It's not about the money, Roshan.

You almost broke his nose.

And, what about his insulting


What about that?

This stinks.

This food?

Yeah, what else.

Actually Sunil, you know...

...maybe he had a point.

I have to keep a closer eye

on the Line-cooks.

Time to pay more personal

attention, I think.


...take a break.

- Don't come to work for a few days.

- No-no, I am fine.

No, seriously.

I insist.

Did you go to Biennale?

Nice paintings..

Did you see the painting of Che?

Che was nice huh!

Che is on a t-shirt.

What's your point?

See... capitalism has

sold out our ideas...

That's an amazing iPhone,

when did you buy it?

- Don't say anything about his iPhone.

- Exactly!

Just shut up guys!

- Hello. Yeah, tell me?

- I am sorry......

Do you have any how

long Armaan waited?

He had logged into Skype

all evening waiting for your call.

I was in the lockup.

- Lockup?

- Yeah!

They had taken my phone.

Are you okay?

Yeah... It's all sorted now


Anyway, will you please

talk to Armaan tomorrow?

Of course... Hey...

I am sorry about all this.

Roshan, only you and I are divorced

...don't distant yourself

from Armaan as well.

Talk to you later.

Is this all right?

- Definitely needs more color. Good morning, chef!

- Morning, chef!

- Good morning, chef!

- Morning, chef!

- Morning, chef!

- Morning, chef!

Why didn't you pick up

my call last night?

Someone needs to cook.

Boss, Manori told us that

you're going for a long vacation.

It will be You guys who will be going

on a long vacation...

Alright now everybody, listen up.

Stop what you're doing

each and every one of you.


The food you guys are cooking...

...will get 'me' fired!

If you guys want to go back...

Where you came from,

then this is your chance.

Get the hell out of my kitchen! I'm

not here to save your bloody lives!

You can't cook. Okay, screw that!

At least learn to follow

the instructions you've been given.

- Yes?

- Yes, chef!

You guys can't tell the difference...

...between a chef and a cook,

but you want to be creative.

Don't! That is my job.

If I say jump, you jump

WOW... The boss is on a roll again.

You guys are doing a bad job

and giving me a bad name.

Do you understand?

Roshan, what did

I tell you last night?

- Sunil, please don't disturb us now.

- It's you disturbing everyone.

In fact, you're disturbed yourself.

What do you think, Roshan...

...after punching a customer in the face

you can just saunter back in here.

Oh, I see...

So, it wasn't a holiday're punishing me!

- That idiot's nose...

- You...

...really think you accomplished

something great?

You really think that?

What would you have

done if he had insulted you?

Roshan, I would've wondered why.

When we started 'Galli' Restaurant...

...your ideas were exactly

like you. Fresh!

And now, you and your

ideas have become stale.

And, even now you're

ignoring the real problem.

Look at yourself, not them.

This screaming is

not the solution, Roshan.

Thanks for the advice, Sunil.

If I want it, I'll ask for it.

Anyway, what do you want to do now?

Fire me?

You think you can do that?

You know what...

I can!

Forget about the idea holiday

You're fired!

Vinnie, you take over.

You do realize...

If I leave...

Vinnie won't stay either.

Everyone who I trained goes too.

- Boss...

- No!

"The roads fade away..."

"...slowly... gradually.."

"I looked here... looked there..."

"...but couldn't find a purpose."

"Disappeared without a trace..."

"...leaving not a clue."

"How could I loose myself?"

Bad day?

Nothing a drink can't fix.

Don't worry... that's on me.

Thanks, bro.

"I never imagined...

this day would come."

"When I find

myself in this place."

"I'll be so angry with myself."


Come in.

- Will you eat something?

- Sure.

By the way, I am sorry.

That's okay.

For what happened with you...

Not for what happened with me.

Chef de Cuisine.

Have you heard of the phrase...

"The teapot's hotter than

the tea brewed in air."

I am from Chandni Chowk.

So what exactly did Nazrul do?

Got very... very drunk. Cursed Manori.

Proclaimed undying love for you.

I just dropped him.

- He's a good kid.

- Yeah...

What about you?

The way you've been lately...

...eventually this day had to come.

Is anything missing?



Oh crap!

Crap! Crap! Crap!

- Hi, papa.

- Hi, Ary.

Listen, I got a little

busy yesterday, and...

Oh, that's okay.

So, what's happening?

Papa, there's a school function...

...just before holiday starts.

I'll be performing for the first time...

On stage.

Hey, that's great, man.

Can you attend the function?

I am dancing with Esha.

Look, Ary... I mean...

I can't just suddenly...

I mean I'd like to come, but...

It's okay.

So who is this Esha?

She's my classmate, my best friend.

Best friend? Is she pretty?

I don't know.

She's just my friend.

Yeah, sure. But is she pretty?

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Jon Favreau

Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian. As an actor, he is known for roles in films such as Rudy, Swingers, Very Bad Things, The Break-Up, and Chef. more…

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