The Lunchbox (Dabba)

Rated PG 104 min. 2014

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an old man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. In the big city of Mumbai, that crushes dreams and recycles them every day, both characters find a dream to hold on to. Ila begins a fantastical affair with a mystery suitor, pouring her heart into cooking meals for him. Saajan looks forward to lunch box deliveries from a mystery woman every day. As the lunchbox goes back and forth, this fantasy becomes so elaborate that it threatens to overwhelm their reality.

The film is the story of the life we dream of versus the life we live in, and of the courage it takes to turn out fantasies into reality.

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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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