*Warning: May Contain Spoilers*
I won’t blame most people if they haven’t seen the latest trailer for the movie “Chef” since Bollywood has been a huge let down in the past couple of years. The obsessions with creating sequels and trilogies are exasperating, not just in Bollywood but outside as well as it has led the stories to take a backseat.
Seriously, where has originality gone? I need a break from all these unnecessary prequels/sequels, remakes, spin-offs etc. Sadly though, this trend is not likely to change soon.
After remaking decent Hollywood flicks into various unsatisfactory masala entertainers, Bollywood strikes again! This time the victim is 2014 film ‘Chef’, directed by Jon Favreau. The movie is about Carl, a chef who starts a food truck with the help of his son and an ex-co worker after his fall from grace. It is a sweet take on father-son bonding and Carl’s redemption as a chef and as a father.
The trailer for the Bollywood remake of the same name starring Saif Ali Khan released on August 31, 2017, on YouTube. The movie is directed by Raja Krishna Menon, who made “Airlift” last year. While the story line is somewhat the same, one can notice major differences. Honestly, I’m not disappointed by the trailer. Although I don’t think it was necessary to remake the film, I’m somewhat excited. I liked the original movie. It’s an underrated film. I’m willing to give the remake a shot, which for me is a huge thing since I’ve almost given up on Bollywood movies.
Foreign locations are overused in Bollywood films. They don’t seem to have a purpose in the story. It’s just there to amplify the success of Saif Ali Khan’s character.
I hope this remake is better than the previous film which followed the trend. I want it to be better. I have my fingers and toes crossed for it to work.