The Lunchbox Poster

Release Date: February 28th, 2014

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2014

PG|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband's lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day's lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, Lillete Dubey, Yashvi Puneet Nagar

Director: Ritesh Batra

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Arte France Cinema

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Transformation, Charming, Endearing, 2010s, Mystery, Friendship, Husband, House

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Awards

Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)