Food. Life is incomplete without it, isn’t it? It doesn’t matter what cuisine — delicious food is the king. So on World Food Day today, we list down three movies which have food as their themes, for you to watch. Based on popular dishes like biryani, daab chingri and chaa, these ZEE5 Original films will make you smile. Scroll down for more.
One needn’t do an elaborate survey to find out what Kolkata’s favourite food is. Just ask around and chances are, nine out of 10 people will say biryani. But whether you are a biryani lover or not, you must watch the ZEE5 Original film Daawat-E-Biryani – the love story between Lucknow girl Aafreen (played by Suhasini Mulay) and Bengali boy Ranojoy (played by Chiranjeet). Aafreen is a great cook and the biryani she makes is to die for. Ranojoy falls in love with her and gifts her a diary which has a recipe of biryani penned down by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s cook. Faced with opposition from the family, the couple elope and settle down in Kolkata, but in all that confusion, Aafreen leaves the diary behind. Without that, her biryani doesn’t taste the same anymore and Ranojoy stops eating it. Their granddaughter Panchali (played by Sauraseni Maitra), a hotel management student, decides to go to Lucknow and recover it. Does she succeed? Watch the movie to find out.
2. Daab Chingri
Apart from making you crave for your thakuma-didimar haater ranna, ZEE5 Original film Daab Chingri will make you miss them as well. It is the story of the residents of an old-age home, who run a home-delivery service called Thakurmar Haanri to make ends meet. Veteran actor Sandhya Roy, ZEE5 Original Bhalobashar Shohor- Kolkatar Kobitara actor Ishaa Saha and Shaheb Bhattacharjee play the leads. The old-age home residents are forced to scale up and take large catering orders to gather funds for the treatment of the owner, who suddenly falls ill. So Sohini (Ishaa) battles with Rishi (Shaheb) who runs a large catering company. Shaheb also wants to take over Thakurmar Haanri. Watch this heart-warming tale to find out whether the residents manage to retain their independence.
3. Filter Coffee Liquor Chaa
A vegetarian from the south of India happens to share a flat with a chicken-loving Bengali. Fireworks fly. And then they fall in love. That’s how filter coffee gels with liquor chaa. A cute love story starring popular Malayali movie actor Nishan Nanaiah, Priyanka Sarkar and Usha Uthup, this ZEE5 Original film will make your hearts melt. Cookery show director Himeli (Priyanka) is battling with falling TRPs. That’s when she finds out that her vegetarian flatmate Subu, who she hates, is a good cook who has a YouTube channel too. She convinces him to cook south Indian fusion food on her show and it’s a runaway hit. Love happens, but Himeli is yet to figure it out. She turns Subu down, and he leaves the house. Himeli realises her mistake but doesn’t know where to find him. Meanwhile, Subu’s amma (Usha) arrives for a surprise visit. Do Subu and Himeli unite in Filter Coffee Liquor Chaa? How? You will have to watch the film.
For more entertainment, watch ZEE5 Original film Bhalobashar Shohor-Paramount, now streaming.