Venue: PVR Plaza, CP
Look what we got in the lunchbox today -a fresh new well made film.
While the Oscar debate with this film continues we think, Oscar or no Oscar this one is a heck of a post modern Indian film. The protagonists here don’t cry or fret about their loneliness. However the bond they develop through exchange of notes in a lunchbox is as delectable as the dishes cooked by Ila (Nimrat Kaur).
Whether Ila and Fernandez (Irfan khan) get to get together at the end is inconsequential. What matters is that the much used concept of developing a blind relationship through letters can be given such an effortless twist by the director Ritesh Batra.
Loneliness, in a stagnant marriage or of a widower is just that – loneliness. This very contemporary urban malady has been very poignantly handled in the film. No wonder this lunchbox has skipped the stomach route and found a way straight to the hearts of the audience.
Once again we realized that the 100 years of Indian cinema have not been wasted.