THE LUNCHBOX

The debut feature from Indian director Ritesh Batra

The film, set in Mumbai, stars Irrfan Khan as Saajan, a government accountant who is nearing retirement. He pays for his lunch to be delivered at work from a local restaurant, but his order is mixed with a meal prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur), an unhappy housewife who thought she was making lunch for her husband. Ila eventually realizes that her husband never got the food she prepared, and puts a note in the next lunch. Soon she and Saajan develop a pen-pal relationship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. 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. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. Screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kuar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui 

In Hindi with English subtitles

India | 2013 | PG | 104 min

A deft and charming first feature by Ritesh Batra. A perfect balance of tact and sentimentality. - The New York Times

Enormously warm and subtle, and Irrfan Khan is just a dream to watch. - NPR

Ritesh Batra has his own distinctive style, and his feature debut is thoroughly endearing. - Wall Street Journal              

Watch the trailer

     

Show Dates & Times:

5/30/14 - Friday

5:30 pm,

6/1/14 - Sunday

5:30 pm,

6/3/14 - Tuesday

1:00 pm,

6/4/14 - Wednesday

7:00 pm,
Admission: 

$8.50/Adults, $7.50 Students, Seniors, Matinees, Mondays

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