Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page

THE LUNCHBOX

 
Links to Sections of this page
At Theaters: 2/28/2014 On Video: 7/1/2014
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600294
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Subscribers! Add a note to this movie and/or
put it in
to one of your private movie lists.
Notes: 
Storyline Heading
Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.
DETAILED STORYLINE
.
Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This mostly Hindi language drama is very talk-heavy. Fans of Irrfan Khan will enjoy. While fairly clean aside from some tobacco use, kids wouldn't be interested anyhow.
TOP
Cast and Crew Heading
Irrfan Khan LIFE OF PI, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Nimrat Kaur PEDDLERS
Nawazuddin Siddiqui BOMBAY TALKIES
Wri/Dir: Ritesh Batra Feature Directing Debut
TOP
Production Notes Heading
Comments From Writer-Director Ritesh Batra
TOP
Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic lines.
DETAILED CONTENT
TOP











Pictures © Sony Pictures Classics ®
All Rights Reserved.

Critic's Review Heading

NY Post Full Review
Above Average But though this delicate film makes the most of its sensitive lead actors it can't quite bring itself to follow through on where it's headed.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

TOP

Opinion Heading

Sorry, we were unable to collect moviegoer opinions.
This movie did not open in a city where we collect opinions.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.

This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. 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.

 Back to Storyline

(Use "BACK" On Your Browser To Return To Previous Pages)
|Home|Theaters|Video|TV|

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
Contact CinemaReview.com 

InstantKeys – Your #1 source to global news!

Images and Storyline(s) ©Sony Pictures Classics®,  All Rights Reserved.
Movie Type, Review and Opinions © Cinema Review
  All Rights Reserved.

Find:  HELP!

Google

Google