267) The Lunchbox (2013)
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
8/10 – A simply charming film that puts other films in the romance genre to shame. It is what you would class as a perfect date movie; it addresses multiple marriages, themes of loneliness, and new found love, all through a mix of indian traditions and food. It is incredibly acted, very understated and only goes to strengthen the emotional ups and downs you come to experience. It will leave you wanting Indian food, and encourage you to look beyond intentional isolation, regardless of the cause. It’s messages are as cheesy as the Paneer in the food, but the film is not.
Highly recommended, and a recent addition to Netflix. Partial subtitles due to mixed languages.
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