A basic commonality between Aamhi Saare Khavayye, Julie and Julia and Chocolate, is the way it captures the beautiful skill of cooking. Now, entering the big leagues, we have the Marathi film, Gulabjaam on ZEE5 that explores the culinary art with Sonali Kulkarni and Siddharth Chandekar whose characters are worlds apart. The only thing that brings them together is their shared passion for cooking.
You will fall again in love with food after watching Gulabjaam
If you have admired Radha’s love for food just as much as us, here are the things every foodie will relate to!
1. Your food will talk on your behalf
You won’t need to boast about your abilities (or email people your resume). All you have to do is make people taste your food, which will speak oodles about your skills. You saw how Radha’s culinary skills enamour people. It’s her powerful charm.
2. You are a cleanliness freak in your kitchen
Being a chef comes with making multiple things at once in the kitchen. This can become chaotic at times with fallen ingredients and vegetable peels on your kitchen counter. But being true to your profession (just like Radha), you like organising things and keeping your kitchen counter as clean as possible.
3. You speak in culinary metaphors with your colleagues
Whenever you are angry or happy or experiencing varied emotions, you find the best way to express your feelings is through metaphors. Remember when Radha screams as Aditya saying, “Pitacha walvanta kela aahe” (Meaning: you have turned the flour in a desert). This is an artistic way of saying things.
4. You understand cooking is more than just making food
Cooking is more than what’s on your plate. It comes with a lot of behind the scenes prep like choosing the right veggies, cutting them and washing the utensils after the job is done. I remember very prominently when Radha asks Aditya to clean the vessels before he leaves the house.
5. Your first love is kitchen apparatus
Being the kitchen for such a long time. Your kitchen becomes your comfort corners, your cave of inspirations and the equipment you use are your besties. This is the place where you have experienced the highs and lows. During the movie, it is seen how much Radhika respects food and the other things that come with it.
Gulabjaam successfully conveys this magic while encapsulating the fascination for food. So, when are you binging on Gulabjaam? Let us know in the comments.
If you enjoy cooking, make sure you watch Aamhi Saare Khavayye streaming on ZEE5.