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THE LUNCHBOX (DABBA) (Past Film)
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Completed - HINDI, ENGLISH - Drama - 104 minutes

Log Line

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai's Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.

Previous markets

  • Cannes 2013 (Premiere)
  • Toronto 2013 (Screening)
  • Sundance 2014 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Ritesh BATRA
Writer(s) : Ritesh BATRA
Cast : Irrfan KHAN, Nimrat KAUR, Nawazuddin SIDDIQUI, Denzil SMITH, Bharati ACHREKAR, Nakul VAID, Yashvi Puneet NAGAR, Lillete DUBEY

Producer(s) : Guneet MONGA (SIKHYA ENTERTAINMENT), Anurag KASHYAP (SIKHYA ENTERTAINMENT), Arun RANGACHARI (DAR MOTION PICTURES)

Production

Country(ies) : INDIA, FRANCE, GERMANY

Distributors

ARGENTINA Jan 01, 1753 CDI FILMS
AUSTRALIA Jan 01, 1753 MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT
AUSTRIA Jan 01, 1753 FILMLADEN GES.M.B.H.
BRAZIL Jan 01, 1753 IMOVISION
BULGARIA Jan 01, 1753 SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - ART FEST LTD.
CANADA Jan 01, 1753 MÉTROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION
CANADA Jan 01, 1753 MONGREL MEDIA INC.
CZECH REPU Jan 01, 1753 AEROFILMS
DENMARK Jan 01, 1753 SCANBOX ENTERTAINMENT (DENMARK)
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 UNIVERSCINE
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 HAPPINESS DISTRIBUTION
GERMANY Jan 01, 1753 NFP MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION
GREECE Jan 01, 1753 FEELGOOD ENTERTAINMENT S.A.
HONG KONG Jan 01, 1753 EDKO FILMS LTD
HUNGARY Jan 01, 1753 CIRKO FILM KFT.
JAPAN Jan 01, 1753 LONGRIDE INC.
JAPAN Jan 01, 1753 TOHO CO., LTD.
KOREA (Sou Jan 01, 1753 PETERPAN PICTURES
NORWAY Jan 01, 1753 ACTIONFILM AS
POLAND Jan 01, 1753 GUTEK FILM LTD
PORTUGAL Jan 01, 1753 ALAMBIQUE
PUERTO RIC Jan 01, 1753 WIESNER DISTRIBUTION
SINGAPORE Jan 01, 1753 LIGHTHOUSE PICTURES
SLOVENIA Jan 01, 1753 RTV SLOVENIJA
SWITZERLAN Jan 01, 1753 FILMCOOPI ZURICH AG
TAIWAN Jan 01, 1753 JOINT ENTERTAINMENT INT'L INC.
TAIWAN Jan 01, 1753 JOINT ENTERTAINMENT INT'L INC.
TURKEY Jan 01, 1753 FILMARTI FILM
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 CURZON FILM WORLD
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 CURZON FILM WORLD
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 CURZON CINEMAS
UNITED KIN Jan 01, 1753 ARTIFICIAL EYE

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Festivals and Awards

Cannes 2013 Critic's Week
Toronto - TIFF 2013 Gala


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