Indian Films About Food

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Axone (2019) 

This is a comedy drama film directed by Nicholas Kharkongor. The story is set in Delhi, a group of friends from Northeast India are celebrating a wedding by cooking a dish for the party. This leads to many conflicts in their neighbourhood. 

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) 

This is a family drama film is directed by Sameer Sharma. The story follows Omi, who returns to India after years, to find that his family's business is in a crisis. He decides to revive a secret recipe that is the only thing which can change their fortune.

Kaaka Muttai (2015) 

This is a drama film written and directed by M. Manikandan. The film is the story of two children from the slum, who are excited by the opening of a new pizza shop in their locality. They want a taste of the pizza but face a lot of problems to do so. 

Maacher Jhol (2017) 

Written and directed by Pratim D. Gupta, this is a heartwarming story of Dev, a renowned chef from abroad who returns to Kolkata for his ailing mother. He has to come to terms with his roots, through a bowl of fish curry, the ultimate Bengali food.

Cheeni Kam (2007) 

This is a romantic comedy film directed by R. Balki. This is the story of Buddhadev Gupta, a 64 year old chef, who falls in love with a 34 year old software engineer, Nina. However, they are not accepted by Nina’s family because of the age gap and have to navigate the tricky situation. 

The Lunchbox (2013) 

This is an independent drama film written and directed by Ritesh Batra. The story is of a fated mix up, when a tiffin carrier service connects Ila to Saajan. The two develop a special bond through exchanging food and letters.