Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Review

The Hundred Foot Journey (U)

Length:-  2 hr. 2 min.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is an Indo-French drama.After "Life of Pi" this is the second film based on Indian and French decent. The theme here is food which is usually delivered by an Indian Chef. The Chef played by Hassan (Manish Dayal) who is highly interested in being a Chef. Also, Hassan has a unique ability to understand and cook a food irrespective of its origins. An Indian family restaurant is being destroyed by an attack in Mumbai. So, the family migrates to London and then eventually to Europe. They wanted to open an Indian restaurant in France.Head of the family Papa Kadam (Om Puri) founds that there is a french restaurant opposite to them. There is an obvious chance of competition between them. Madame (Helen Mirren)  is a classy french restaurant owner. Helen has nicely played her part while the competitive chemistry between Helen and Om Puri is much appreciated and interesting.

The cultural difference between India and France was elaborated in a way that its enjoyably, entertaining, comic and sometimes surprising also. The young Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) and Hassan has a charming love affair. Hassan's journey towards being an International Chef is convincing,believable and emotional.Papa Kadam and Helen remains the best part of this film. They fight towards the goods and bad of the restaurant. Once again the Indian family restaurant is being attacked by the french restaurant worker.What does the Indian family do this time? Did they stay in France or move somewhere else? Most fascinating thing about the film is its being produced by Steven Spielberg.

Possibly Steven Spielberg has given some good cinematographic enjoyable moments and sequences.In total "The Hundred Foot Journey" is about bridging the intercultural barriers and start loving each other in the way we are.Because of the intercultural barriers some of the scenes were a bit difficult to understand. There is also usage of lot of Hindi in the English version of the film. This makes it little inconvenient for the native English speakers to understand what's going on? Overall, its a good film but little longer in length then it should have been. Also, it was expected to be a little more structured and differently executed one.

Verdict:- Interesting but not convincing 

Ratings:- 2.5 / 5 Stars

The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Official Trailer

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