An engaging movie very reminiscent of the Mozhi genre of humour. Hrishikesh Mukerjee and K Balachander would have liked it.
One caustic cynical aging chef , who prides his cooking which is " the greatest art" ( since it appeals to 3 of our senses)
A lovely and cheeky Tabu as a software professional who seems forever on holiday in London
The chef's gym loving mother, Zora Seghal, who never fails to impress- somethings just get better with age!
Sexy- a delightful, if at times precocious, young ailing girl, who has a lot of gyaan to offer the chef
An underutilised Paresh Rawal as a die hard non veg person who follows Gandhi and is the prospective father in law
An eclectic bunch of cooks/ waiters
Illayaraja's haunting Tamil songs have been put to good use and sound great in Hindi.
The mild bitterness
The melodrama employed to convince the FIL was a bit jarring . To kill such a young life was avoidable I felt in a film full of aging people- or maybe that is poetic?
The cherry on the iciing on the cake
Watch out for the " sad sad" and "happy sad" explanation by Sexy and the "tears exhaust your love" dialogue from Tabu.