The Lunchbox To Cheeni Kum - 7 Best Movies About Food

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The Lunchbox (2013) - YouTube

This Indian romantic drama revolves around a mistaken lunchbox delivery that sparks a unique friendship between a young woman and an older man, highlighting the role of food in connecting people and evoking emotions.

Stanley ka Dabba (2011) - YouTube Rent

In this heartwarming film, a schoolteacher, Stanley, doesn't bring lunch but shares his classmates' delicious meals. The narrative beautifully intertwines the significance of food with themes of friendship and childhood.

Cheeni Kum (2007) - ZEE5

A unique love story unfolds between a grumpy chef (Amitabh Bachchan) and a spirited woman (Tabu) with opposing tastes, blending humor with a culinary journey that adds flavor to their unconventional romance.

The Great Indian Kitchen (2021) - Prime Video

Focused on the life of a newlywed woman, this Malayalam film delves into the traditional expectations around cooking and domestic responsibilities, shedding light on societal norms and the role of food in expressing individuality.

Chef (2017) - Prime Video

A remake of the Hollywood film, this Indian comedy-drama follows a chef who rediscovers his culinary roots by starting a food truck. While the film is about second chances, it also celebrates the joy of cooking and the connection between food and memories.

Tumse Na Ho Payega (2023) - Disney+ Hotstar

Gaurav, who gets fired from his job and starts a tiffin service called Maa’s Magic with his childhood friend Mal. His target customers are 20-something corporate slaves who crave genuine homemade meals. The film does not revolve around food but the startup culture.

Tarla (2023) - ZEE5

Inspired by the life of cookbook author, television show host and amateur chef Tarla Dalal, Tarla, played by Huma Qureshi, tells the story of a woman who finds her calling when she’s asked to teach young women how to cook.