The Lunchbox | Full Movie

The Lunchbox
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 2014
Certified Fresh96%
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A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their 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 their virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: Warm, affectionate, and sweet but not cloying, The Lunchbox is a clever crowd-pleaser from first-time director Ritesh Batra.
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

There's nothing wildly original here, but it's carried off with charm and wit, and a pair of very...

June 25, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

"The Lunchbox" doesn't offer easy solutions, but it is filled with keen observations. All meals sh...

June 25, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

A pleasure, from the fascinating intricacies of Mumbai-style interlocking lunch containers to the...

September 10, 2018
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Romance
  • Release Date:February 28, 2014
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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