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‘The Lunchbox’ on Blu-ray & DVD July 1st!

The Lunchbox - www.whysoblu.comThe debut feature from writer/director Ritesh Batra and official selection of the Cannes, Toronto, Telluride and Sundance Film Festivals, THE LUNCHBOX arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack* and Digital July 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This Sony Pictures Classics film tells the poignant story of two lonely people in India who find themselves corresponding when one of Mumbai’s dabbawallahs (lunchbox deliverymen) makes a one-in-a-million delivery mix-up. Featuring touching performances from Irrfan Khan (The Life of Pi), Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Bombay Talkies) and Nimrat Kaur (Peddlers), THE LUNCHBOX shows us how love can help transform the unlikeliest of people. With the Blu-ray Combo Pack, fans can enjoy an exclusive commentary track featuring Batra.

 

“Deft and charming … A perfect balance of tact and sentimentality.” — A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“Enormously warm and subtle.” —  Linda Holmes, NPR

 


THE LUNCHBOX


Debuts July 1 on Blu-ray Combo Pack* & Digital

Synopsis

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement.  Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their 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 their virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

*Combo Pack includes Blu-rayä and DVD.

Special Features:

·         Commentary track with writer/director Ritesh Batra

 

THE LUNCHBOX has a running time of 104 minutes and is rated PG for thematic material and smoking. The film is in English and Hindi with English subtitles.

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