The Lunchbox (Dabba)
Milliken at the Dennos MuseumFri, Aug 1, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: AAUW Book Group
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:105 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:France
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Irrfan Khan
Nimrat Kaur
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Denzil Smith
Bharati Achrekar
Nakul Vaid
Director:Ritesh Batra
Produced by:Anurag Kashyap
Guneet Monga
Arun Rangachari
Screenwriter:Ritesh Batra
Cinematography:Michael Simmonds
Editing By:John F. Lyons
Music By:Max Richter
Mumbai’s Dabbawallahs are a community of 5,000 lunchbox deliverymen. Harvard University analyzed their delivery system and concluded that just one in a million lunchboxes ever gets delivered to the wrong address. This is the story of that one lunchbox, and how it connects a lonely stranger in the dusk of his life with a young, neglected housewife trying to regain her husband’s attention with special lunches. When her husband doesn’t mention the new food she’s sending daily, she puts a note in the lunchbox for him, only to receive a reply from the stranger, whose appreciation for her food is great. Thus begins a correspondence and fantasy world which threatens to take over reality for both parties in this Indian romance that is a bright, easy-to-embrace crowd-pleaser basking in light humor and emotional smarts.