Saif Ali Khan starrer Chef has released today at the box office. The film is released one week after Judwaa 2 and hence is facing a big challenge to survive the stiff competition from the other new and holdover releases. Let’s have a look at the reviews it has received from the leading critics of the Bollywood.
According to NDTV, the actors of the film have tried hard but the script of the film is very lazy and hence makes it a slow film. The direction of the film is also not interesting and makes it a flavourless and bland meal. The film holds no secrets of its own.
Shubhra from Indian Express writes, Chef has some interesting flavours but it feels derivatives and doesn’t come together as a fully satisfactory dish. And this is all because of uneven script writing. There are only a smooth portions in the film and others are awkward which impacts the entire film.
Meena from Times Of India says the film is an inspiration from Hollywood film and the director Raja Sen gives a slice-of-life film that satiates the palette and tugs at your heartstrings. The first half of the film takes you on gastronomical adventures and the second half portrays the emotional journey and the deep bond between a father and a son despite having completely different ideologies.
According to Bollywood Hungama, the film starts on a slow note and the high point in the film is the father-son bonding. On the whole, the film is a feel-good cerebral entertainer that charms you with its simplicity. The film is expected to get a good response in the multiplexes and expected to grow with the positive word of mouth.
According to Hindustan Times, Saif Ali Khan’s film is a bland dish. The film 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.