The Hundred-Foot Journey

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Hundred-Foot Journey (Touchstone Movie)

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a drama film released in 2014, directed by Lasse Hallström. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais. It stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, and Manish Dayal in the lead roles.

The story follows the Kadam family, who are Indian immigrants, as they relocate to a small village in the South of France after a tragedy in their homeland. The family decides to open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai, across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant, Le Saule Pleureur, run by the stern and traditional Madame Mallory (played by Helen Mirren).

The clash between the two restaurants and culinary cultures leads to tension and rivalry. However, as Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal), the family’s talented and ambitious young chef, becomes enchanted with French cuisine, he also finds himself drawn to the artistry and sophistication of Madame Mallory’s cooking.

As the young chef embraces his culinary talents and grows closer to Madame Mallory’s world, the film becomes a heartwarming story of cultural exchange, friendship, and the power of food to bridge divides.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is celebrated for its beautiful cinematography, sumptuous food scenes, and heartfelt performances, particularly by Helen Mirren and Om Puri. The film’s exploration of cultural identity, family values, and the transformative nature of food has resonated with audiences.

The movie received positive reviews from critics and has become a touchstone for fans of heartwarming dramas with themes of cultural appreciation and the celebration of diversity. It is a delightful cinematic experience that leaves audiences with a sense of warmth and appreciation for the magic of food and the connections it can create.

Additional Details


  • Helen Mirren: Madame Mallory
  • Om Puri: Papa
  • Manish Dayal: Hassan
  • Rohan Chand: young Hassan
  • Charlotte Le Bon: Marguerite
  • Amit Shah: Mansur
  • Farzana Dua Elahe: Mahira
  • Dillon Mitra: Mukthar
  • Aria Pandya: Aisha
  • Michel Blanc: Mayor
  • Shuna Lemoine: Mayor’s wife
  • Clément Sibony: Jean-Pierre
  • Juhi Chawla: Mama
  • Vincent Elbaz: Paul


  • Director: Lasse Hallstrom
  • Producers: Juliet Blake, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey
  • Screenplay: Steven Knight

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