The Lunchbox

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: March 21, 2014 - Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto - March 21, 2014 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
DVD: July 8, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
based on 22 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith


A modern day romance set in the city of Mumbai, India. Every day over 5,000 dabbawallas deliver hot lunches prepared by housewives to their busy husbands in the city.

Widower Saajan (Irrfan Khan) accidentally receives a lunchbox prepared by a young neglected housewife, Ila (Nimrat Kaur). The two begin sending each other letters through the lunchbox. What may have started off innocently, turns into a beautiful story of finding romance and happiness in unexpected places.

Director: Ritesh Batra
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ritesh Batra, Irrfan Khan
Screenplay: Ritesh Batra

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  • 5 stars "Very good. Shows lifestyle also of these big Indian cities. Actors are great. Very natural and truthful"
  • 3 stars "Ending was hanging."
  • 5 stars "Superb movie! Such a neat concept to watch."