'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is feel-good and entertaining, yet somewhat predictable

August 8, 2014 10:59 AM

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'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is feel-good and entertaining, yet somewhat predictable

What's it about: The Kadams, who left Mumbai because they lost everything (well, close to everything, including mama Kadam, played by Juhi Chawla) in a fire, London because "it was too cold" and would've given Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val a miss too, were it not for their brakes failing. This story is also about Mme Mallory (Dame Mirren) and her Michelin-starred restaurant Le Saule Pleureur, which is her life. And how the two very different restaurants co-exist, with just a stretch of road between them.

What's hot: Summed up in a winner of a line: Food is memories. In that, is the very essence of the film. The writing (screenplay by Steven Knight adapting Richard C Morais' book for the screen) is crisp, witty and leaves a feel-good aftertaste on the palate of your senses. The DI and post-production...

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