The Hundred-Foot Journey is an adaptation of a novel written by Richard C. Morais and stars Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Helen Mirren and Charlotte Le Bon in a feud between two restaurants adjacent to each other. One is a newly-constructed Indian restaurant whose owners, the Kadam family, recently shifted to a village in France from London, and the other is a Michelin-starred French cuisine where has even catered to the President of France. Steven Speilberg (the Producer) has shown that he can not only produce class in action thrillers, but also much finesse in soulful dramas. And The Hundred-Foot Journey is sure to become one of the most memorable movies in the history of film.

The plot begins with the Kadam family that used to run a very popular restaurant in Mumbai till a fire fueled by a mob incinerates everything; the restaurant, the mother, and their dreams. The family then immigrates to London, but soon discovers that the vegetables there have no flavor. They then decide to try their luck somewhere else. Travelling further down Switzerland and France, fate interrupts and their brakes fail in a village in southern France. Fortunately, Marguerite, a sous chef at an affluent French restaurant passes by and brings the Kadam family to her apartment and treats them with food. The family is impressed with the food's quality and is even more surprised when it learns that Marguerite cooked it herself. Hassan, the middle-son, develops affection for Marguerite right from the beginning.

The father then finds an abandoned restaurant building right in front of the French restaurant 'Le Saule Pleureur' where Marguerite works, and builds his own restaurant entitled 'Maison Mumbai' there. This then leads to a cold war between the two restaurants, both competing to take in customers. But in a sentimental spin of events, Hassan decides to join Madame Mallory, the owner of 'Le Saule Pleureur', for a six months internship so that he can learn French cuisine. As he wins 'Le Saule Pleureur' the second Michelin star, fame soon summons him to the furthest heights in Paris and makes him receive worldwide acclaim. And his secret was using Indian spices with almost every dish, both in an artistic and a scientific fashion. But Hassan soon starts missing the romance of cooking Indian food, and so he returns back to his family and helps the two once-rival restaurants collaborate with each other now to find love through food.

And so, as Madam Mallory puts it; cooking at a Michelin-starred restaurant should be a passionate affair, not a tired marriage, and it was this passionate affair with food that even made me, a non-foodie, fall in love with the movie. As with many movies that offer us a nexus between Hollywood and Bollywood, A.R. Rahman has again delivered us with some heart-warming soundtracks that are sure to keep the melodies alive in our ears for long.

So even I have to admit; food is love, love is life, and life is but a mystery.