Desi Foodie Freak? Best Indian Movies Based On Food!

Updated On February 20, 2016 by Pavithra Balakrishnan | Short URL: http://movie.sc/1UdXaUI  

There has been a countless number of food-based movies in Hollywood. But when it comes to Indian films it is still considered as an offbeat theme. We managed to compile this drool-worthy list of Best Indian Movies Based On Food.

Best Indian Movies Based On Food

1. Bawarchi (1972)

Bawarchi (1972)

Sharma’s household (Shanti Nivas) gets a new chef named Raghu who cooks well and also finds his love. With yummy meals stirred in the pots and zero obscenities, this will be a breeze to watch with family on a Sunday afternoon.

Language: Hindi (Bollywood)


2. Nala Damayanti (2003)

Nala Damayanti (2003)

Ramji, a village cook goes to Australia for work but finds himself stuck when his employer dies. The story revolves around him dodging the cops and making those perfect crispy round dosas.

Language: Tamil (Kollywood)


3. Cheeni Kum (2007)

Cheeni Kum (2007)

A pompous chef falls in love with a younger woman almost half his age. Watch their love bloom in the kitchen as they prepare food and delicacies that will leave your mouth-watering.

Language: Hindi (Bollywood)


4. Salt n’ Pepper (2011)

Salt N' Pepper (2011)

If you are a fan of Keralite cuisine, this movie will be a delight to watch. With local eateries which serve yummy delicacies to baking a delicious Joan’s Rainbow Cake. Watch food trigger their love and bring them together.

Language: Malayalam (Mollywood)


5. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)

Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)

Professor who snatches and eats every student’s lunchbox gets agitated to discover Stanley doesn’t bring food to school. This story is about lunchtime which gives a rush of our school memories.

Language: Hindi (Bollywood)


6. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)

When Omi flees London and comes to India he finds that his house restaurant is in a huge crisis that is when he rediscovers the family’s secret dish that could bring back the restaurant to its glory.

Language: Hindi (Bollywood)


7. Ustad Hotel (2012)

Ustad Hotel (2012)

Another yummy movie for Kerala cuisine fans, when Faizi returns to Kerala after rejected by his father he joins his grandfather in his small hotel and finds out the joy of food can be found basically anywhere. A feel good movie for a relaxing weekend.

Language: Malayalam (Mollywood)


8. The Lunchbox (2013)

The Lunchbox (2013)

When one of the famous Dabbawalas makes a mistake and delivers Saajan a lunchbox that was supposed to be for Ila’s husband, Ila writes a letter of apology along with lunch the next day. Soon a flurry of letters between them ignites friendship and much more.

Language: Hindi (Bollywood)


9. Saivam (2014)

Saivam (2014)

A small girl rescues her rooster from being sacrificed in the village temple ritual. And the movie revolves around her attempts to stop the rooster from getting slaughtered and how she eventually succeeds.

Language: Tamil (Kollywood)


10. Un Samayal Arayil (2014)

Un Samayal Arayil (2014)

Two middle-aged people find love through a wrong phone call and gets connected through their love for food. Watch their love kindle as they share their favorite recipes with each other.

Language: Tamil (Kollywood)


11. Kaaka Muttai (2015)

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Two young slum boys get swooned when they see their first pizza commercial and set their goals on buying it. The plot of the story showcases their attempts, how society tries to shun them and how they finally succeed.

Language: Tamil (Kollywood)


Hope you enjoyed reading this list. Let us know which are your favorite Indian movies based on food. Meanwhile, if we missed your favourite movie in this list, do let us know that in the comments as well, we’ll be happy to update this list.

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