To call “Golden Kitchen” a film or even a “documentary,” as it is billed, is stretching things. It really is four and a half minutes of people in India walking around, sitting in immense cooking pots as they clean them (an idea as appalling as it sounds), and handing people trays for food. Then there’s a few words on the screen stating that some free kitchen in India serves x amount of poor people. Fascinating. It’s like filming grass and using this as the onscreen narration: “Grass grows on many lawns throughout the world.”
The people behind this have their hearts in the right place… or so I think. They want to make viewers aware that poor people in India need to eat and that some of those people’s needs are being met by a temple-based soup kitchen. What makes it special? What’s its history? Is there any opposition to it? You won’t find that information here, which makes this a total waste of time.