Raja Krishna Menon’s last film, Airlift, managed to impress the critics and audiences alike . So when it was announced that the filmmaker was collaborating with Saif Ali Khan to remake Jon Favreau’s Chef, the expectations were high. However, the trailer failed to create too much buzz, and it looks like that has affected Chef’s opening day collection as well. The film fared poorly at the box office on Friday and earned only Rs 1.05 crore.
Chef is the story of Roshan Kalra (Saif Ali Khan), the head chef of a three-Michelin-starred restaurant who loses his job after punching a customer. He rediscovers his passion for cooking and what he missed out on by being an absentee father when he starts running a food truck, and in the process, reconnect with his son.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, and needs to show a stupendous growth on the weekend, to break even. Chef is facing tough competition at the box office from Varun Dhawan-starrer Judwaa 2, which continues to fare well.