The Lunchbox (2013)

20 September 2013 | 105 minutes | Drama | Romance


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Two strangers, Ira and Saajan, develop a deep bond through an unconventional route, when a series of letters are exchanged over a lunchbox, which is mistakenly delivered.



Ira (Nimrat Kaur) tries to rekindle the lost love in her marriage with her husband Rajiv (Nakul Vaid) by preparing new delicacies for his lunch meal. However, the lunchbox gets mistakenly delivered to Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan) and what follows is a series of conversations between two strangers, who re-kindle love and companionship through their exchange of letters. While Saajan manages to find solace and stops grieving about his dead wife, he also finds a friend in Shaikh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Ira mulls over her relationship with her new found stranger friend battling her own loveless marriage and responsibilities towards her ailing father in the companion of her helpful neighbourhood aunty Mrs. Deshpande (Bharti Acherekar).

Company Credits

Studio: UTV Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions, DAR Motion Pictures, Sikhya Entertainment, ROHFILM (Germany), Cine Mosaic (USA), ASAP Films (France)
Distributed By: UTV Motion Pictures

Box Office

Net: Rs 20.19 Crores

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