104 Min | Drama | September 2013
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Director: Ritesh Batra
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
The Lunchbox Review: ‘The Lunchbox’ is a perfect example of a unique ‘short story’. A little love story with some little events and pain, but at the end there is a new beginning. The story is about a lonely old widower and a young neglected house wife. They connected through a lunch box and some letters, and share some emotional thought and experience of there daily life with each other. They are totally stranger to each other, but love has found out it’s own way to enter.
There is a basic question about “Love”. ‘Is it possible to fall in love between two strangers’? “The Lunchbox” defines it brilliantly… ‘Love has no definition and it never follows any rules. So there is a possibility to fall in love with somebody whom we never meet. People loves to fall in ‘Love’ again and again, it may be someone we know or don’t know or whom we already loved with’.
Irfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are acted very well through out the movie. Direction of Ritesh Batra is just too much perfect. After interval, the movie is a little bit slow, may be it’s a situational demand. Overall it’s an wonderful experience. Lastly, the best part of ‘The Lunchbox’ is ‘The Ending’. “Only the feeling that the story is not yet over, although there is no more to read”. There is something unspoken in this movie. It depends viewers to viewers, where they actually like to go with “Sajan & Ila”.
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