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Tue 30 Jul
Mon 05 Aug

The Lunchbox PG

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
Part of Members' Events
Ritesh Batra, India, France, Germany, United States, Canada, 2013, 104m.

The film was proposed by our member Amanda Rosario Matveeva who writes, 'This came out when I was living in Mumbai and I remember all the hype around it. I never got a chance to see it - I would love to see it on the big screen!'

When Saajan, an ill-tempered Mumbai office worker nearing retirement, is delivered the wrong lunch, he is pleasantly surprised by the improvement in his food. The lunchbox had been intended for young housewife Ila's emotionally indifferent husband in an attempt to win back his favour. When he fails to respond to her efforts, Ila decides to enclose a note in the next meal and Saajan, his taste buds tickled and his interest piqued, decides to write back. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their unexpected friendship.

With superbly rich and subtle performances by two of India’s finest stars, the beloved late leading man Irrfan Khan and the award-winning actress Nimrat Kaur. The Lunchbox enchanted audiences around the globe, winning an audience award at Cannes and a Best Film nomination at the London Film Festival.

Hindi with English Subtitles

Please note, the screening on Tuesday 30 July is our Free Members' Screening, and the screening on Monday 5 August is a general public screening.

Please arrive promptly - we do not show adverts.

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