The Lunch Box is a Ritesh Batra romantic movie, produced by Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Karan Johar, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, and Meraj Shaikh under UTV Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC and DAR Motion Pictures. John F Lyons has done the editing and cinematography was done by Michael Simmonds.
It Star Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur in a lead role with supporting cast Denzil Smith, Bharati Arhrakar, Nakul Vaid, Shruti Bapna and Lillete Dubey.
It was released on 20 September 2013, and it became Box office success made on total budget ₹22 crores it has grossed ₹100.85 crore at the Box Office
The film won several awards including Star Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, Yash Chopra Award for Best Promising Director Debut, and Star Verdict Performer of The Year, two Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Jury Grand Prize, Three Asia Pacific Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay and Outstanding Achievement Award, three Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Debut Director and Best Supporting actor and many more…
The Lunchbox” defines it brilliantly it can possible to fall in love between two strangers” and ‘Love has no definition and it never follows any rules. So there is a possibility to fall in love with somebody whom we never meet, it may be someone we know or don’t know or whom we already loved with’.
Performance-wise Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur are disarmingly natural, poignant, and memorable.
The story based on a frustrated housewife Ila (Nimrt Kaur) who prepares excellent lunch for her emotionally distant husband every day and sent to him via the courier. Ila tries to have her husband notice her by putting more spice in the food. When it is wrongly delivered to Saajan (Irrfan Khan) whose wife died long back, What begins with a short note from Sajan to Ila that “the food was salty today” develops into a series of exchanges passed back and forth in the lunchbox every day in which the two open up to each other about their lives, memories, and their hopes and dreams for the future. The serious and lonely parting boss and Shaikh/Nawazuddin, his future replacement, who is funny and enthusiastic and quiet opposite to his boss.