The lunchbox

The lunchbox

DVD - 2014 | Hindi
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Publisher: Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, ©2014
ISBN: 8903539013508
Branch Call Number: HINDI ENGLISH LUN
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (approximately 109 minutes)


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Aug 03, 2018

Simply the best movie to come out of India. A charming love story that begins over switched lunches delivered to the wrong client. This movie was shut out of the Oscars because ironically the Indian film industry thought it was unbelievable due to its underlying mockery of the Indian belief that their lunchbox delivery service is infallible. This lead to it not being sent for consideration as the best foreign language film for that particular year. If you ever see a foreign language film this is the one you should see.

Nov 16, 2017

Sensitive, beautiful story of decent human beings struggling with loneliness. Very good pacing, meaningful story and dialogue, great acting. Refreshing.

Oct 07, 2017

Too bad about the subtitles not visible - "Eject Button!"

Jul 16, 2017

I think I would have liked the movie, but with subtitles white on white, could only read a few words, gave up.

May 26, 2017

Lovely, sweet movie. I agree with all the "positive" comments, they are well written and expressed. RE: the "negative" comments: must be from people who have never been lonely or wondered "what if" and who've never wanted or needed or hoped for a second chance.

Apr 07, 2017

I had high expectations and came out disappointed. I could not relate to the culture, the environment or the characters. I found it quite boring and the ending is open ended. Felt that only a good ending could save the movie, and it did not.

Apr 01, 2017

The loner stood in his dim balcony buffing cigarette and stealing looks to the lively dining room in the building across. His mind was fixed on the daily life-line of folded piece of paper ducked under the chapatti. He stood isolated from strangers in suffocating commuter trains. With the wrong train getting to the right station, the accidental connection weaved intimacy between the cook and the loner leading to probable romance. They didn't share a single audible word, yet through simple recipe, food aroma, and empty-returned lunchbox they were able to share the ultimate, their souls.

Romance in Indian movies is so subtle and artistic. There are no kisses, touches, implied sex, or strong expression of emotions, yet the little crafted symbols are capable of triggering the right tunes. We don't need the language because we have the substance.

Feb 21, 2017

I loved this movie. It could have gone on for another 1000 hours and I would
still have watched it. What made this movie so wonderful was how each character broadened the other's horizons and made them realize what was possible and what was missing from their lives. The main character's revenge on his sycophantic and ambitious co-worker was quite humorous in a malicious way. The lunch delivery system was a revelation and all the food made me seriously crave some good Indian food. The only disappointment was the "Lady and the Tiger" ending, but it let you decide what happens. A must watch.

Jan 11, 2017

When I checked it out I knew it was a total cat-lady movie, but had hoped for some vicarious travel or cultural insights. Nope.

The film really went NOWHERE and then went BACK and FORTH and BACK... You get the idea. A repetitive snore I'm afraid .

Nov 16, 2016

An enjoyable feel-good movie! An "adult" version of " You've Got Mail". I was very impressed with the acting, especially the female lead. Would enjoy seeing another movie with her in it.

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Sep 26, 2014

Saajan: Dear Ila, your husband sounds like a busy man. Life is very busy these days. There are too many people, and everyone wants what the other has. Years ago, you could find a place to sit in the train every now and then, but these days, it's difficult. If Mr. Deshpande (Ila's invalid uncle upstairs) wakes up now, he will see the difference and probably go back to his Orient ceiling fan.

When my wife died, she got a horizontal burial plot. I tried to buy a burial plot for myself the other day, and what they offered me was a vertical one. I've spent my whole life standing in trains and buses, now I'll have to stand even when I'm dead.

Sep 26, 2014

Saajan: No one buys yesterday's lottery ticket, Ila. I came to the restaurant while you were waiting. There you were. Fidgeting with your purse. Drinking all that water. I wanted to come up to you and tell you all this in person, but I just watched you wait. You looked beautiful. You're young. You can dream. And for some time, you let me into your dreams.

Sep 26, 2014

Shaikh: My mother always used to say...Always says: "Sometimes the wrong train will get you to the right station."
Saajan: Your mother says? But you told me you were an orphan.
Shaikh: I am, sir, but when I say "my mother always says" people take it more seriously. And it feels good.

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