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The Lunchbox (U/A)

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Release Date

20 Sep 2013
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The film has balanced the emotions perfectly and will be loved by the audiences.

It's a well knit plot that you will enjoy watching and it even takes us back to the times people used the postal services or exchanged chits regularly.


Its finesse qualifies this charmer as India's potential entry to the Oscars, The Lunchbox an unusual banquet, raising a bitter-sweet toast to life.

Note: You may not like this movie if you don't like softly spiced whimsical tales - or food.

THE LUNCHBOX gracefully unknots the trials, tribulations, fears and hopes of everyday people sans the glamour that the city of Mumbai has become synonymous with.

Its is a standout film, a sumptuous treat that's sure to be relished by connoisseurs of cinema. A film with a big heart, it makes you realize that you can unearth contentment and pleasure even if you board the wrong train. Easily one of the finest films to come out of India.

There are plenty of moments to treasure in The Lunchbox, and they’re all small and delicately crafted.

It’s one of the many scenes in The Lunchbox that make you sigh with gratitude for their emotional whiplash. That’s when you realise Indian cinema is undergoing a renaissance, right in front of your eyes.

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