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)

Beautiful gentle witty intimate light comedy of mistaken identity. Fascinatingly set in frenetic modern Mumbai. Absolutely worth a look. Don't mind the sub-titles although there are passages in English.

Great start. Film went down well. Lots positive feedback. We served individual pots of rice, curry and a finger of naan plus Cobra beer in interval which proved a great success. Someone even left me a note in the returned empty pot!

A lovely film which did" just what it said on the label." The audience was made up of people who came to see this film and not out of a sense of duty supporting the community.We are still having problems with films with subtitles because the hall does not have tiered seating although we put three tables and their chairs on the stage.

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