The Lunchbox (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - May 19, 2013 (USA - Unknown), Feb 28, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - India  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox stars Irrfan Khan as Saajan, a government accountant who is nearing retirement. He pays for his lunch to be delivered at work from a local restaurant, but his order is mixed with a meal prepared by Ila (Nimrat Kaur), a housewife who thought she was making lunch for her husband. When he eats every bite of the incorrectly delivered lunch, Ila asks her husband about her success, but his response convinces her that her hubby never got the food she prepared. Ila puts a note in the next lunch, and soon she and Saajan develop a pen-pal relationship. The Lunchbox screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

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food, marriage, pen-pals, retirement