The Lunchbox

Ritesh Batra


Like a tiffin carrier, The Lunchbox has levels – it is the story of a man so lonely, he’s forgotten what any companionship means. It is the story of a suburban housewife, deeply alone. It is the story of meeting via eating. It is a love-story – and a love-letter to Mumbai, to trains that go dhak-dhak, to dabbawalas and rain, to love and life, sugar and spice, the despair and hope that mark every heart.


Srijana Mitra Das / The Times of India


Could a simple lunchbox and its contents change lives? One of the best films to come out of India in a long time, director Ritesh Batra answers the question in his little masterpiece, The Lunchbox.


Karan Anshuman / Mumbai Mirror


India/France/Germany 2013. Finnkino


Käsikirjoitus/Script: Ritesh Batra, Rutvik Oza * Kuvaus/DOP: Michael Simmonds * Leikkaus/Editor: John F. Lyons * Pääosissa/Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui * Kopion lähde/DCP Source: Finnkino * Kieli/Language: Hindi, English, subtitles in Finnish & Swedish * Kesto/Duration: 104 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 7