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The Lunchbox

Drama. A mistaken delivery of a lunchbox in Mumbai leads to an encounter between a lonely young housewife and a widower.

When Saajan, an ill-tempered Mumbai office worker nearing retirement, is delivered the wrong lunch he is pleasantly surprised by the improvement in his food. The lunchbox had been intended for young housewife Ila's emotionally indifferent husband in an attempt to win back his favour. When he fails to respond to her efforts, Ila decides to enclose a note in the next meal and Saajan, his taste buds tickled and his interest piqued, decides to write back.

In Hindi with English subtitles.

1 hour, 44 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Mar 2017 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Ritesh Batra
Saajan Fernandes Irrfan Khan
Ila Nimrat Kaur
Shaikh Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Auntie Bharati Achrekar
Ila's Mother Lillete Dubey
Rajeev Nakul Vaid
Yashvi Yashvi Nagar
Mr Shroff Denzil Smith
Mehrunnisa Shruti Bapna
Ila's Father Nasir Khan
Writer Ritesh Batra
Writer Vasan Bala

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