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2,422 Ratings

The Lunchbox


Directed by Ritesh Batra
India, France, 2013
Drama, Romance


A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.

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The Lunchbox Directed by Ritesh Batra
More than a tale of random hearts connecting through fast food delivery, this is a heartbreaking movie about things that won’t and don’t and can’t go wrong, going seriously wrong.
April 11, 2014
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There’s an utterly satisfying literary construction to the narrative logic, the tight fable structure proving a wonderful way to contain the chaos of the city’s everyday.
February 27, 2014
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Batra impressively captures the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, its overpopulated offices, trains, and streets, while also carving out his characters’ individual identities and allowing them to breathe within this crowded milieu.
February 26, 2014
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