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Weekend Binge: Movies you must watch if you are a foodie


Do your movie plans revolve around which restaurant you would visit later? Are you the one rushing to the popcorn counter to get your own tub before the movie begins? If yes, then you are genuine foodie who likes his cinematic experience as much as he likes the caramel or cheese in his popcorn.

1. Chef (2014)

More than a movie about greasy sandwiches, Chef is a tale of every person whose job comes in the way of their passion. Chef is the story of a short tempered Chef Carl, who is stuck in his job at a swanky restaurant, and the repetitive menu is killing his love for food. His quick temper costs him his job, and it is then that Carl’s real journey starts. He launches a jazzy food truck with his estranged son and sells delicious Cuban sandwiches. A treat to watch! Of course, we have the option to watch the Bollywood version of Chef starring Saif Ali Khan.

2. Bawarchi (1972)

What can save a joint family on a verge of a fallout? In Hrishikesh Mukherji’s world, some lip-smacking food, and a home cook full of joie de vivre. Watch how the vivacious and ever optimistic Rajesh Khanna gives this typical Indian squabbling family some good food for thought. A family that eats together, stays together.

3. Lunchbox (2013)

A middle aged widower in a mundane 9 to 5 job. A neglected housewife working towards rekindling her marriage. Some serious letter exchanges over paneer and bhindi, and a heart-warming tale of two lonely souls. Lunchbox has all the essentials to make your heart go aww! Watch how fate takes a delicious turn when Irrfan Khan’s character gets the wrong tiffin. The relationship that blossoms with a letter assessing the intricacies of the dish to a profound companionship between the two solitary souls is sumptuous and sad in equal measures.


4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Adapted from a novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, Charlie is a young boy from a poor family who along with 4 other children gets to embark on a tour of the chocolate factory run by an eccentric Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and his equally peculiar staff of Oompa Loompas, a race of small people who have been helping Wonka operate the factory.

5. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Living with his three unmarried daughters is a challenge for Master Chef Chu who tries to strike a balance between his own traditional views versus their new age thinking. What keeps them together? An elaborate dinner every Sunday.

6. Julie and Julia (2009)

A blogger Julie Powell attempts to cook like and emulate a famous cook of the 1940’s Julia Child through her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. As she cooks, Julie finds a much deeper connection with Julia that she had never known of.

So, lets begin binge watching now?
Grabbing my tub of popcorn.



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