The Lunchbox

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Released 2014

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2014
Rating:
PG
The film, set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between Saajan, a lonely widower close to retirement, and Ila, an unhappy housewife, as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox.

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  • 75

    The Playlist Kevin Jagernauth

    Batra's film is ultimately less about love than about the vulnerability relationships place us in emotionally, and courage required to move past pain, and experience life again aft...

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter Deborah Young

    What is most endearing is the delicacy with which writer-director Ritesh Batra reveals the hopes, sorrows, regrets and fears of everyday people without any sign of condescension or...

  • 68

    Film.com William Goss

    This long-distance love story is comfort food in any language, perfectly agreeable and unlikely to surprise.

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