January 17, 2022



Ustad Hotel is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Anwar Rashid, written by Anjali Menon and produced by Listin Stephen. The film stars Dulquer in supporting roles with Salman, Thilakan and Nithya Menon, Siddiqui, Mamukoya and Leena, in cameo roles with Asif Ali and Jishnu. The music of the film has been composed by Gopi Sundar, cinematography by Loganathan Srinivasan and editing by Praveen Prabhakar respectively.

The story follows a young man named Faizal, known as Faizi (Dulkar), who reads as a chef in Switzerland against the wishes of his father (Siddiqui). When the case came to light, his father lost his passport so he could not get his new job in the UK. As the father-son relationship deteriorates, Faizi is forced to work as a cook in a restaurant in Kozhikode or Calicut, run by his grandfather Karim (Thilkan), unless he has an alternative plan.

The Ustad Hotel was launched on June 29, 2012 in Kerala and on July 20, 2012 elsewhere in India. The film was a commercial success. It won three National Film Awards, for Best Supporting Actor, Menon won Best Dialogue, and Thilkan received special mention (posthumously). It was rebuilt in Kannada as Godru Hotel (2017). The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Janta Hotel. Ustad Hotel is considered to be one of the best Malayalam films made during the New-Zen Cinema movement in Malayalam.


Dulquer Salmaan

as Faizal ‘Faizi’ Abdul Razak


as Kareem Ikka


as Abdul Razaq

Nithya Menen

as Shahana

Assim Jamal

as Brother in Law of Abdul Razak


as Ummar


as Driver Abdullah (as Kunjan)

V. Jayaprakash

as Narayanan Krishnan (as Jayaprakash)

Maniyanpilla Raju

as Chef Babu

Mohammed Fizan

as Young Faizi


as Fareeda, mother of Faizal



as Fatima, oldest sister of Faizal (as Lena Abhilash)


Meghna Nair

as Fausia, second oldest sister of Faizal


as Firoza, the third oldest sister of Faizal

Sija Rose

as Fazeeha, fourth oldest sister of Faizal


as Christina

Jagapathi Babu

as Pepe


The Ustad Hotel grossed about ₹ 40 million at the Cochin box office on its opening day and ₹ 10 million in the United Kingdom. The film grossed Rs 7.65 crore in 28 days from 60 screens in Kerala. The film completed 50 days in 22 theaters and collected Rs 10 crore from the Kerala box office. It grossed US $ 2178 at the UK box office. The film was a box office success and completed a 100-day theatrical run.


Ashwin J. of the Times of India. Kumar gave 3.5 / 5 stars and wrote, “There is a special warmth about Ustad Hotel. Are rightly influenced by the elements. ” Dalton L of the Deccan Chronicle gave 3/5 stars, and wrote, “A good lady happily wears jeans, mixes conservatism with modern. A mic, and a traditional maple song, with a loud punch, resounds powerful . ” In his review for The Hindu, Nidhi Surendranath said that Ustad Hotel is “a blend of lovely characters and iconic paintings that envelop the audience with warmth and energy.” Anil R. of The New Indian Express. Nair called Ustad Hotel an “attractive film in which everything looks good, especially because of the star cast.” She admired the script, direction, cinematography and music.

Rediff was upset. Giving the film 3.5 / 5 stars, Palicha said, “Writer Anjali Menon and director Anwar Rashid have given us delicious food at Ustad Hotel.” Syfy decides “Go For It” and writes, “Maestro Hotel may not surprise you with some exciting plots or dramatic twists, but it is a fun watch that can put a smile on your face or in some other cases for you.” Can moisturize the eyes. It could have been shorter and more fun, but it’s also worth a look. “

In an article for Daily News and Analysis, Malvika Velyanik criticized the maple language used by the lead actors and wrote, “They [lead actors] have done a good job, but have mispronounced the pronunciation. Studied in the Persian Gulf and Switzerland, but others have no such excuse. I enjoyed the film, liked its bold and real characters, but mispronounced To lose. “

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