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The Lunchbox (Dabba)

Rated PG 104 min. 2014



Bollywood movies have always been known for their flash and dazzle, but there is also a Hindi language "parallel cinema;" what we would call an "art house movie." This film fits squarely into that category. It's built on the premise of one little routing error in an intricate lunch delivery system leading to an intimate connection between a harried young wife and mother and a lonely widower. Misdelivered notes lead to new possibilities for two people trapped by society in unfulfilling roles. Western viewers may be impatient for less yearning and more decisive action, but the hesitant emotions of the two main characters ring true. A touching romance, it earned acclaim at both the Cannes and Telluride Film Festivals.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.cinemosaic.net/films/dabba.html

Director: Ritesh Batra

Writer: Ritesh Batra

Producer: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Guneet Monga and Arun Rangachari

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nakul Vaid, Yashvi Puneet Nagar and Lillete Dubey

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