The Lunchbox

  • Screening Dates: 6th November, 8.15pm  //  13th November, 7.30pm
  • Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur
  • Directed by: Ritesh Batra
  • Running time: 104 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Language: English and Hindi with English subtitles

In Mumbai, millions of lunchboxes are sent to offices every day. Just one in a million is ever delivered to the wrong address. This is the story of that one lunchbox.

Ila, a neglected housewife, attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a special lunch for her husband. When it is accidentally delivered to Saajan, a lonely widower on the brink of retirement, they exchange notes to each other to get to the bottom of the mistaken delivery. Their notes gradually evolve into a series of intimate little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears and small joys. Still strangers physically,  Ila and Saajan become swept up in a relationship built on the fantasy of their letters.

“A little pinch of happiness can change your Life”. “A sumptuous Treat”.