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Ustad Hotel (2012)

An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life.

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Shahana (as Nithya Menen)
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Ummar
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Beachbay GM
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Chef Babu
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An urbane chef from a well-to-do family with very high ambitions goes on to find approval from his conservative father, true love and the real purpose of his life. Written by Pedantic Pundit

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Character Narayanan Krishnan is based on a real-life chef turned social worker whose name is also Narayanan Krishnan. See more »

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The Hotel that Feeds Your Stomach and Heart
8 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

It's really a wonderful feeling when you set to watch a movie with average expectation and it then blows your mind away :) Without doubt, Ustad Hotel is one of the most endearing movies I've seen and is also now one of my all-time favs in Malayalam cinema. Everything about it including the acting, direction, music & visuals are so impressive.

Dulquer Salmaan is excellent as Feyzee, the aspiring chef. So is Thilakan for whom I cannot praise as he's beyond all that. Thank God, one of his last movies gave him such a meaty, beautiful role. And of course there the other actors too like Nithya Menen(refreshing), Siddique as Dulquer's father and lot of supporting cast who are naturally convincing.

There are some socially relevant messages in the movie that truly hits home without making us feel bored or patronized. That's how any movie should be, which entertains & enlightens!

I'm assuming there could be some minor plot holes which I missed, therefore the 9/10. lol...

Verdict: Definitely, one of the best movies of 2012 and in my opinion, a must watch.


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