Yet another anodyne rehash of that recurring favourite of a lazy mainstream: the little man taking on an establishment that will succumb to plucky righteousness alone. A self-satisfied and complacent work, one wonders if a fairy tale of a French restaurant struggling to gain a foothold in Bangalore would have lazily caught the coat-tails of an already over-illustrated one-way zeitgeist. Doubtful.
A pleasant surprise in the sense I was expecting something much worse. It's quite a simplistic tale filled with typical cutesy cliches, but it manages to work it out into something very watchable. The story would have been better without the last few minutes tho. Colorful, lighthearted, but forgettable. The best part was the relationship between the dad and Helen Mirren.
Yet another entry in the 'haute cuisine' genre which is a passable time filler but not much more. The script by Steven Knight hits the right notes but contains no surprises. Performances are to type with Helen Mirren giving another no-nonsense twirl. Manish Dayal quite good as the young chef but Charlotte Le Bon is a little bland. Needed a little more spice.