Movie Review: The Lunchbox

Movie Review: The Lunchbox

One thing I love to do while wasting my time and energy scrolling browsing through on Facebook, was finding out a beautiful random indie movie. When I saw this 2013 independent Indian movie trailer last week, I knew I had to watch it.

“Sometimes the wrong train will get you to the right station.” ~ Shaikh, The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox was one of those movies showing us another part of the world that rarely been seen: the hustling and bustling life of Mumbai, India. Something they wouldn’t show in typical hollywood movies.

The movie started with Ila, a wife and a young mother of primary-schooled-age daughter, hired a delivery service (who claimed using a Harvard system which impossible to make a delivery mistake) to send out lunchbox for her husband at work, as recommended by a neighbour – an older woman whom she called only as “Aunty”. And guess what, the lunchbox was delivered to the wrong person.

Ila knows very well that her husband never appreciates her cooking skill and always busy with work – suddenly found out the lunchbox was empty. So she braved herself up by saying thank you on a piece of paper, to whom ever finished up her lunchbox and appreciate her food. From then on, the letters keep exchanging everyday and getting personal and meaningful as revealing each other’s private lives.

Scored 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8/10 from IMDb, I would def give 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5 for the beautiful ‘accidental’ love story.


Click “read more” below to watch the intriguing trailer.

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