THE LUNCHBOX is RITESH BATRA's debut feature. Shot on
location in Mumbai, The Lunchbox made its world premiere at the Semaine De La
Critique (Critics Week) at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Ritesh Batra's short
films have been shown at many international film festivals and fine arts venues.
His recent Arab language short CafĂ© Regular, Cairo, screened at over 40
international film festivals and won 12 awards including the International
Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at Oberhausen, and Special Jury Mentions at Tribeca and
Chicago. Cafe Regular, Cairo was acquired by Franco-German broadcaster, Arte.
His feature script The Story Of Ram was part of the Sundance Screenwriters
and Directors labs in 2009. He is currently working on his next film Photograph
and a collection of short stories. Born and raised in Mumbai, Ritesh now lives
between Mumbai and New York with his wife Claudia and their daughter Aisha.
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