Chef (2017 film)

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Chef - Poster.jpg
Chef Release Poster
Directed byRaja Krishna Menon
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Raja Krishna Menon
Vikram Malhotra
Janani Ravichandran
Written byRitesh Shah
Suresh Nair
Raja Krishna Menon
Based onChef by Jon Favreau
StarringSaif Ali Khan
Padmapriya Janakiraman
Music byRaghu Dixit
CinematographyPriya Seth
Edited byShivkumar V. Panicker
Abundantia Entertainment
Bandra West Pictures
Release date
  • 6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
Running time
133 minutes
Budget14.7 crore[1]
Box office10.06 crore[2]

Chef is a 2017 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, featuring Saif Ali Khan and Padmapriya Janakiraman in the lead roles.[3] It is an official remake of an American film with the same name.

The film's principal photography began in October 2016 in Kochi[4][5] and was released on 6 October 2017.[6] The film performed poorly at the box office.[7]


Roshan Kalra’s (Saif Ali Khan) passion has been cooking ever since young. After losing his job as a chef, he decides to start his own mobile kitchen, and learning life lessons along the way.



Soundtrack album by
Released26 September 2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The original songs and background score of the film were composed by Raghu Dixit. The song Tere Mere and its reprise were composed by guest composer Amaal Mallik. The lyrics have been penned by Ankur Tewari and Rashmi Virag. The first song of the film titled as "Shugal Laga Le" composed and sung by Raghu Dixit was released 6 September 2017. The second song "Tere Mere" sung by Armaan Malik was released on 11 September 2017. The third song titled as "Banjara" which is sung by Vishal Dadlani was released on 18 September 2017. The soundtrack was released on 26 September 2017 by T-Series.

Track listing
1."Shugal Laga Le"Ankur TewariRaghu DixitRaghu Dixit4:42
2."Tere Mere"Rashmi ViragAmaal MallikArmaan Malik5:43
3."Banjara"Ankur TewariRaghu DixitVishal Dadlani4:13
4."Tan Tan"Ankur TewariRaghu DixitNikhita Gandhi3:07
5."Khoya Khoya"Ankur TewariRaghu DixitShahid Mallya3:07
6."Darmiyaan"Ankur TewariRaghu DixitRaghu Dixit5:13
7."Tere Mere" (Reprise)Rashmi ViragAmaal MallikArmaan Malik3:59
Total length:30:04

Critical reception[edit]

Raja Sen of NDTV gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "Saif Ali Khan and the actors try hard, but lazy writing and direction make Chef a flavourless and bland meal".[8] Meena Iyer of The Times of India praised the performance of Saif Ali Khan, the leading actor of the film and gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5 saying that, "Chef is predictable in parts, the journey is an enjoyable one."[9] Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 and said that, "Saif Ali Khan’s Chef offers moments of brilliance which, if weaved in a more organised manner, may have given us a light, affable film. But a lazy and rather uninterested narrative takes away the pleasure."[10] Sukanya Verma of Rediff gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 and said that, "In a premise begging for food porn, there’s a shocking scarcity of sensory pleasure or vision. Chef is too dull to be delicious."[11] Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 and said that, "Saif Ali Khan's film has some interesting flavours. But 'Chef' feels derivative, and is a late coming of age tale of Peter-Pan-like adults. And that's got to do with the uneven writing. It is a good-looking film, with good-looking people only."[12] Rajeev Masand gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5 saying that, "Chef isn’t perfect; it lags in places, offers quick-fix solutions to characters’ problems, and feels wholly familiar. But at a little over two hours, it doesn’t ask much of you, and offers some pleasure in Saif Ali Khan’s return to form as an actor hard to look away from."[13]


  1. ^ "Chef Movie Box Office Collection Prediction, Budget And Screen Count". Bollywood Crazies. 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of Chef". Bollywood Hungama.
  3. ^ "Saif's finally found his close buddy — Mumbai Mirror". 19 November 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Snapped: Saif shoots in Golden Temple for Chef!". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  5. ^ Share on FacebookShare on Twitter. "Saif Ali Khan: Spotted: Saif Ali Khan shooting for 'Chef'on the streets of Amritsar ". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Saif Ali Khan's Chef to release on July 14". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ Shah, Karan. "Saif Ali Khan's Chef turns into one of the BIGGEST flops of 2017 - read our full box office analysis". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Chef Movie Review: Saif Ali Khan's Film Is Flavourless And Forgettable". NDTV.2/5 stars
  9. ^ "Chef Movie Review". The Times of India.3.5/5 stars
  10. ^ "Chef movie review: Saif Ali Khan film is a bland dish". Hindustan Times.1.5/5 stars
  11. ^ "Review: Chef is too dull to be delicious". Rediff.2.5/5 stars
  12. ^ "Chef movie review: This Saif Ali Khan film doesn't come together as a fully satisfactory dish". The Indian Express.2/5 stars
  13. ^ "Chef Movie Review - Half cooked!". Rajeev Masand.2.5/5 stars

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