First Look : Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (Trailer/Synopsis)

Posted: August 14, 2013 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, cinema, first look, News, Trailer
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With UTV and Karan Johar on board as presenters, and with a release date (20th September), Ritesh Batra’s debut feature finally gets a trailer. Have a look.

As i keep repeating myself, don’t miss this one. It’s easily one of the best films of the year – simple and solid. And with two terrific performances – by Irrfan and Nimrat Kaur.

And here’s the official synopsis

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. Unknowing to her is that the special lunchbox she prepared has been mistakenly delivered to an office worker Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.

This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an 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. But since they’ve never met, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.


Irrfan Khan as Saajan
Nimrat Kaur as Ila
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shaikh (Saajan’s Colleague)
Denzil Smith as Mr. Shroff
Bharati Achrekar as Mrs. Krishnan
Nakul Vaid as Ila’s Husband
Yashvi Puneet Nagar as Yashvi
Lillete Dubey as Ila’s Mother

The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film festival in Critics Week section. To know more about the film, click here, here and here.

  1. amhcaveman says:

    Not available in the US 😦 Kahin upload kijiye na

  2. mohit says:

    Ere yaar story kyu likh rha h…saara maja kirkira kar diya ..

  3. vml says:

    Can’t see the trailer. Is not available for view in Canada.

  4. rahulandrd says:

    can’t see trailer, not available in States

  5. TheCipherStory says:

    looks good!

  6. Sumit says:

    If you’re in the States, you can watch the trailer here:

  7. Mukesh Kumaravel says:

    Looks like Tamil film Kadhal Kottai 🙂 but i know its not.

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