The Lunchbox (PG)

Director Ritesh Batra. Drama/Romance in Hindi and English


A firm favourite at Borderlines Film Festival, this is a deftly paced comic romance that anyone can enjoy. Lonely young wife Ila is dissatisfied with her daily lot. Every day she prepares lunch for her neglectful husband to be delivered by the legendary Mumbai Lunchbox wallahs who deliver a million similar lunches to desks all over the city. Grouchy widowed accountant Sajaan is unsure what his imminent retirement will bring. But when Ila’s lunchbox goes astray, they build a gentle rapport via the notes they exchange. The humorous script reveals a wonderfully observed range of subtle emotions as their friendship blossoms.

Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Quite a gentle, absorbing film. We were drawn into life in Mumbai and could almost smell the curry in the lunchboxes! Most of our audience enjoyed it. It's quite slow and reflective, but never boring.

Slow moving but poignant and much liked.

A really lovely film. Beautifully shot, gentle and well acted.

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