The Lunchbox, have you watched it yet? No? Do take some time out to watch the movie. It is absolutely worth a watch; merits the monies spent at the multiplex!
Essentially a love story, very uniquely told via the ubiquitous dabba-walas of Mumbai. The movie has the innocence of a bygone era and old world charm; imagine little hand-written notelets in the lunchbox everyday!
As one of the oft repeated lines in the movie, sometimes the wrong train in life, can take one to the right destination; here a wrong dabba (lunchbox) finds the right heart.
Irrfan Khan as ‘Saajan Fernandez’ is the reason why The Lunchbox, is such a pleasure. Nirmat Kaur as ‘Ila’ is perfect. Absolutely loved the very spunky but invisible ‘Auntie’, Bharti Achrekar. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as ‘Shaikh’ was good too.
Thank you director Ritesh Batra for making such a movie, and thanks to candy-floss Bollywood producer Karan Johar for backing up and promoting a movie like The Lunchbox. One feels enthused that one will get to watch more such content-driven movies in the future too.
The Lunchbox left me with a beautiful after feeling. The end kept me wondering of numerous wonderful possibilities. Watch it, and you will perhaps know why it received a standing ovation at International Critics’ Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Caveat: If item numbers, songs are central to your movie-watching experience, please give this movie a pass, since there are none in it!
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The following words hold true for the movie The Lunchbox..
A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.