THE LUNCHBOX (PG)

Date Time
Tues 20th May 7.45pm
Weds 21st May 7.45pm
Thurs 22nd May 10.30am

Dir. Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany/USA, 2013, 104 mins, part-subtitled
Irrfan Kahn, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Middle class housewife Ila prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to her neglectful husband at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan (Kahn), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, which begins a series of notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams.

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