The Lunchbox Taster Screening Cert. PG Picture house at FACT

  • Released2014
  • Running time105 minutes
  • DirectorRitesh Batra
  • GenreRomance, Foreign Language & World Cinema
  • CastIrrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Every day in Mumbai, tens of thousands of hot lunches in tiered stainless-steel containers travel from wives’ kitchens to husbands’ offices via a precisely choreographed network of bicycles, rickshaws, trains and scooters.

Although the system is usually reliable, one day the lunchbox destined for Rajeev (Nakul Vaid), prepared by his wife Ila (Kaur), somehow ends up with Saajan (Khan, LIFE OF PI). When the emotionally distant Rajeev fails to notice the mix-up, Ila encloses a note of apology in the next day’s lunchbox to its unknown recipient. Saajan cautiously responds, and thus begins a touching and tantalisingly frank correspondence.

This delicately acted romance
has echoes of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE with the crossover appeal of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, and its vibrant energy cleverly contrasts with the measured intensity of the bond being forged between the two leads.

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