The Lunchbox

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Showing: 14th November 2014 at 7:30 pm

Released: 19th May 2013 (Cannes Film Festival)

11th April 2014 (UK)

Film notes  in 2 separate pages as slightly larger files

Sponsored by:  Jackson Electronics




Certificate PGIndiaFranceGermanyUSAIndia/France/Germany/USA – 105 mins – Drama



Audience Reaction 82%

Director: Ritesh Batra

Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid


The film set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between an about to retire, Saajan, also a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife, Ila as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox.



Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards, (2 wins – Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Yash Chopra Award for the Most Promising Debut – Director 2014)(Won – Special Award for Star Verdict of the Year 2014)(7 nominations – Apsara Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Story and Best Female Debut 2014), Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Won – Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Screenplay 2013)(Won – Jury Grand Prize 2013), Asia-Pacific Film Festival (3 wins – Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Outstanding Achievement Award 2013)(4 nominations – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film 2013), Asian Film Awards (2 wins – Best Actor and Best Screenwriter 2014)(Nominated – Best Film 2014), Awards of the International Indian Film Academy (Nominated – Award for Technical Excellence for Best Story 2014)(2 nominations – Popular Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2014), Dubai International Film Festival (Won – Muhr AsiaAfrica Award for Best Actor – Feature 2013)(Won – Muhr AsiaAfrica Special Mention for Feature 2013)(Nominated – Muhr AsiaAfrica Award for Best Film – Feature 2013), Filmfare Awards (Won – Critics’ Awards for Best Film 2014)(2 wins – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Debut Director 2014)(3 nominations – Technical Award for Best Editing, Best Sound Design and Best Story 2014), Ghent International Film Festival (Won – Canvas Audience Award 2013), International Critics’ Week (Won – Grand Rail d’Or (Viewers’ Choice Award)), International Indian Film Academy Awards ( – Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Story), London Film Festival (Nominated – Best Film 2013), Oslo Films from the South Festival (Nominated – Best Feature 2013), Reykjavik International Film Festival (Won – Special Mention The Church of Iceland Award 2013), Screen Weekly Awards (Won – Most Promising Debut Director 2014)(6 nominations – Best Actress, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Story 2014), São Paulo International Film Festival (Nominated – International Jury Award for Best Feature Film 2013), Zee Cine Awards (Won – Popular Award for Best Debuting Director 2014)(Nominated – Popular Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2014)(Nominated – Technical Award for Best Story 2014)




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