Insightful and invigorating, this soulful family saga revolves around a young man named Faizal (known as Feyzee), who studies in Switzerland as a chef against his rich father's wishes. As the relationship between father and son deteriorates, Feyzee is forced to work as a cook in a restaurant at Kozhikode (Calicut) run by his grandfather Karim.
A strong bond develops between Karim, an elderly Sufi Muslim, and his educated grandson who eventually decides to work permanently in the restaurant.
This sweet and soulful family drama also discusses issues of poverty, underprivilege and tensions between rich and poor in India. Food and its nuances are strongly highlighted and are given vital importance in the movie.
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The main location for shooting was Calicut Beach. It took a full day for art director Anand to build the set of "Ustad Hotel" on the beach-side, much to the surprise and excitement of those visiting the beach. Filming also occurred at Hotel Holiday Inn in Kochi, and in locations in Rajasthan, Madurai and Dubai. Read More