The Lunchbox

Logline: In Mumbai, Ila is a young wife seeking her husband Rajeev’s attention. She tries to put romance back into her marriage by cooking delicious lunches for him.

Synopsis: Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband’s lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day’s lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

Runtime: 104 minutes

Starring: Irrfan Khan; Nimrat Kaur; Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Director: Ritesh Batra