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The Lunchbox (Dabba)

lunchbox_250Drama, Romance; 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. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.

 

“One thing that makes Lunchbox so strong is that a touch of melancholy hangs over its sweetness. Finally this is a film about the wheel of life, about what helps us cope with its turns and find our way in its unforgiving labyrinth.” – Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

“Wonderfully fresh and affecting fable from India.” – Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

“The comedy is more wry than uproarious, the melodrama gently poignant rather than operatic, and the sentimentality just sweet enough to be satisfying rather than bothersome.” – A.O. Scott – THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“Enormously warm and subtle, and Irrfan Khan is just a dream to watch.” – Linda Holms, NPR

 


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