The Lunchbox

“The great ­Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan plays a ­solitary accountant who mistakenly receives the lunchbox a housewife has packed for her husband. He responds to her tasty cooking more than the husband ever did, and she begins to ship him meals —and letters.”—Entertainment Weekly. THE LUNCHBOX, Ritesh Batra’s debut feature, is a romance that takes place in Mumbai, but its style is more Hollywood than Bollywood, and Old Hollywood at that. THE LUNCHBOX has the measured pace and Classical restraint of a romance from the ’30s or ’40s. 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, N.Y. Times. In Hindi with English subtitles. PG. 104 Min.

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