The Lunchbox

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"Can You Fall In Love With Someone You Have Never Met?"
  • PG
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 7.8  (51,284)
  • 76

The Lunchbox tells the story of a lonely but devoted housewife in the crowded city of Mumbai. Ila is struggling to capture the attention of her bored husband by preparing a special lunch for him to open at work. Through a twist of fate, the special lunch she's prepared mistakenly is delivered to Saajan, a worker on the verge of retirement. Puzzled by her husband's lack of response, the woman decides to write a note in his special lunch the following day. Again, the lunch is delivered to Saajan. The lonely man answers the note, and the two begin an unlikely friendship. Through their correspondence, the pair's floodgates of self awareness begin to open as they share their insecurities and loneliness with each other. The movie, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, was written and directed by Ritesh Bhatra. The Lunchbox stars Nimrat Kaur as Ila, and Irfan Khan as Saajan Fernandes.

The Lunchbox
Life Is Busy (US)
Life Is Busy (US)

Clip - 55 sec

The lunchbox: Ila's First note (US)
The lunchbox: Ila's First note (US)

Clip - 1 min 55 sec

Saajan's First Note (US)
Saajan's First Note (US)

Clip - 1 min 22 sec

Wrong Address (US)
Wrong Address (US)

Clip - 1 min 2 sec

The Lunchbox (US)
The Lunchbox (US)

Trailer - 2 min 5 sec

Description
The Lunchbox tells the story of a lonely but devoted housewife in the crowded city of Mumbai. Ila is struggling to capture the attention of her bored husband by preparing a special lunch for him to open at work. Through a twist of fate, the special lunch she's prepared mistakenly is delivered to Saajan, a worker on the verge of retirement.

Puzzled by her husband's lack of response, the woman decides to write a note in his special lunch the following day. Again, the lunch is delivered to Saajan. The lonely man answers the note, and the two begin an unlikely friendship. Through their correspondence, the pair's floodgates of self awareness begin to open as they share their insecurities and loneliness with each other.

The movie, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, was written and directed by Ritesh Bhatra. The Lunchbox stars Nimrat Kaur as Ila, and Irfan Khan as Saajan Fernandes.

The Lunchbox is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 76.

Where to Watch The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Lunchbox for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2014
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    Hindi,English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (51,284)
  • Metascore
    76