Dabba (The Lunchbox) 2013 PG

2.45PM Sat 16 Mar 2019 (1hr 44mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A delightful and mouth-watering story of the burgeoning relationship between two food-lovers who have never met, Ritesh Batra’s first feature is one of the most successful Indian independent feature films. In the hectic metropolis of Mumbai, the unique dabbawalla lunchbox delivery system collects home-cooked lunches from private residences every day and delivers them to recipients in their workplaces. Attempting to revitalise her marriage, Ila (Nimrat Kaur) sends her husband carefully prepared meals via the dabbawalla system but the lunchbox is mistakenly delivered to lonely accountant Saajan (Irrfan Kahn of Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire). After Ila suspects her husband is not the person eating her lunches, her curiosity is piqued and she leaves a note with the next delivery. What follows is a correspondence between Ila and Saajan, which coaxes out a thoughtful, gentle romance based on their shared love of food.

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 104 MINUTES, INDIA, HINDI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: RITESH BATRA / PRODUCER: ANURAG KASHYAP, GUNEET MONGA, ARUN RANGACHARI / SCRIPT: RITESH BATRA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MICHAEL SIMMONDS / EDITOR: JOHN F. LYONS / CAST: IRRFAN KHAN, NIMRAT KAUR, NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI / PRODUCTION CO: DAR MOTION PICTURES, UTV MOTION PICTURES, DHARMA PRODUCTIONS, SIKHYA ENTERTAINMENT, NFDC / PRINTS/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT