The Lunchbox (aka Dabba) (2013) (SC)
Release Date: July 8, 2014.
"Enormously warm and subtle."
Linda Holmes, NPR.
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold onto in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan lose themselves in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize their separate realities. -- (C) Sony Pictures, 2013, India/France/Germany/USA/Canada.
Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, Yashvi Puneet Nagar, Lillete Dubey.
Directed by Ritesh Batra.
Audio: Hindi, English.
Subtitles: English, English SDH, French.
Genre/Subject: Drama, Romance, International, Staff Picks.
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