It’s a story of how two strangers get connected by a lunch box reaching a wrong address, rare mistake by the dabbawala. Ila (Nimrat Kaur), a housewife whose husband doesn’t give her any attention, does her best to please him with her cooking skills, but the lunchbox reaches Saajan Fernandes’ (Irrfan Khan) who works in the Accounts Department at a Government office . When Ila finds the lunchbox empty but no change in her husband’s reaction, writes a letter ans sends it along with the lunch box which starts off a beautiful relationship between them.
Lunchbox is not just about the two characters but it’s also about Mumbai and its people who battle their way every day. The Director brings you the raw Mumbai to your view, whether it’s the shabby Government office or the jam-packed Mumbai local train. The Actors become the characters in the film, Irfan khan in his top form playing the government employee and the lonely widower, and Nimrat Kaur as an middleclass housewife who longs for love from her husband ,a she scores a century on her debut. Other than these two there is the smooth-talking assistant Aslam Sheikh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who plays the sidekick to Irfan who has acted brilliantly and Deshpande aunty (voice by Bharti Achrekar ) who lives in the above flat of Ila who’s cheerful voice rules most of the film. All praises for the Director and his team for a giving us a wonderful film
On the whole Lunchbox makes you cry, laugh and immensely hungry after the show. I give it 9/10