The references of food and various cuisines could very well spice up a movie watching experience. Then what would be the case when an entire movie is based on food?
Malayalm films are not new to food based movies but there are
only a few movies in Mollywood's credit, which could be purely
called as food based movies. Here, we list some of the Malayalam
films in which food played an important part in the storyline. Take
Salt N' Pepper
This movie definitely has to top this list. The title song of
the film is solely enough to tantalize your taste buds with the
sight of some exotic dishes. The film directed by Aashiq Abu did
have an equally delicious love story to narrate.
Usthad Hotel should be the most prominent and important
movie in this list. The movie had a very important message to
deliver to the society. The story of the film has been narrated in
the backdrop of a hotel named Usthad Hotel.
Kammath And Kammath
Kammath And Kammath was a mass entertainer which
narrated the story of two brothers, who owned a well-renowned dosa
shop, which is best known for the variety of dosas it serves. The
song Dosa Nalloru.. from the film is sure to ring your
Dileep played the role of a cook in this film directed by Lal
Jose. A special dosa named Spanish Masala, which the
character makes, has an important part to play in the film.
The film was one of the earliest hits in the film career of
Dileep. The actor played the role of a butler, who wins the hearts
of all by showcasing his dexterity in preparing various
Not all the movies in the above list did have food as the
central theme. Only, Usthad Hotel and Salt N
Pepper could be purely be categorised as food based
Well, the Malayalam film industry is obviously not new to the
references of foods and dishes in films. The song 'Ayila
Porichathundu..Karimeen Varathathundu' from the film
Venalil Oru Mazha was one among the first songs, which
teased the tastebuds of the listeners.
But, it was the film Salt N Pepper, which paved way for more food based movies in Malayalam. The film was kind of a revolution and did show the avenues of food based movies in Malayalam.