The Lunchbox

(orig. The Lunchbox)

  • The Lunchbox

India 2013
Director & Script: Ritesh Batra
Camera: Michael Simmonds
Editor: John Lyons
Music: Max Richter
Actors: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazzudin Siddiqui
Production: Sikhya Entertainment
Distribution: NFP
104 Min., DCP, colour, original with German subtitles

This wonderfully witty film, set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawallas (lunchbox delivery service), which leads to a romance between a neglected housewife and a moody and lonely widower as they start exchanging notes daily through the lunchbox, and finally they have the chance to meet…

Ritesh Batra
Born and grown up in Mumbai, lives in Mumbai and New York. His short films were shown at severeal international festivals, CAFE REGULAR, CAIRO won 12 awards, including the Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) in Oberhausen. THE LUNCHBOX is his first feature film.

2008    The Morning Ritual (short film)
2010    Gareeb Nawaz's Taxi (short film)
2011    Café Regular Cairo (short film)
2013    The Lunchbox


  • 06.11.2013 15:00 C1 Cinema Saal 3
  • 08.11.2013 19:45 C1 Cinema Saal 3
  • 10.11.2013 13:30 C1 Cinema Saal 2