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)

A subtle, charming and poignant film that remains unpredictable. It rings true with some fascinating insights into contemporary indian life.

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.

Don't expect Bollywood. Studied and understated with some beautifully drawn characters.

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