The Lunchbox (2014)

The Lunchbox was released on DVD on July 1, 2014
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Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.

This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

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US DVD Release Date July 1, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 104 min
Theater Release Date February 28, 2014
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date July 1, 2014
Actors Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA PG (Rated PG for thematic material and smoking)
Gross $4,231,500
Genre(s) Drama, Romance
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