If you’re a fan of watching movies and eating delicious foods (who isn’t?), then you have come to the right place. Because we at Binged have compiled a list of those Indian films which have food or food-related themes as one of the important parts / plot devices and an essential ingredient to for the film’s narrative. You can stream these films on various OTT platforms as mentioned below.
Maacher Jhol, 2017 (Streaming on SonyLIV)
The Bengali movie follows the story of a successful chef in Paris, who returns to Kolkata after many years to visit his ailing mother. Now, he must fulfill her mother’s wish – to cook the same fish curry he made once long back.
Bawarchi, 1972 (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, SonyLIV)
Helmed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, the story of the comedy drama movie revolves around a dysfunctional family, who are overjoyed when they are suddenly visited by a charming, mysterious, and highly efficient cook (played by Rajesh Khanna). How the cook changes the lives of the family members and reunites them forms the film’s crux.
Salt N’ Pepper, 2011 (Streaming on Sun NXT, Manorama Max)
The Malayalam romantic comedy drama movie revolves around how two people form a bond over their common love for food after an accidental phone call.
Aamis, 2019 (Streaming on SonyLIV)
Helmed by Bhaskar Hazarika, the Assamese romantic horror movie follows the story of a lonely housewife in Guwahati, who meets a Ph.D. student researching about the meat food eating habit in Northeastern India. But soon their relationship takes an unexpectedly dark turn because of their common love for meat. The film is not for the weak hearted though, so viewers’ discretion is advised.
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (Streaming on Apple, YouTube, Apple – Rent)
This one is a unique comedy film starring Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Vinod Nagpal and Nagesh Sharma in prominent roles. The story follows Omi Khurana (Kunal Kapoor) who comes back from London to his native village while on the run from a gangster. Once there, he decides to revive their once famous family dhaba. But to do that, he has to find the secret recipe that made the dhaba quite popular in Punjab.
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