The Lunchbox hits high with US audience

After its success in New York and Los Angeles, the Irrfan Khan-starrer will release in additional American cities on 7 March, including Washington DC, San Francisco, and Chicago. The Lunchbox has become the best-reviewed Indian film in the US in several years with top American film critics giving it rave reviews in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal among others.

Batra’s ‘debut feature’, is a romance that takes place in Mumbai, but its style is more Hollywood than Bollywood, and Old Hollywood at that,’ said the New York Times.

Irrfan and Nimrat Kaur's performances ‘are graceful and dignified in the manner of movie stars in an earlier, less aggressive age, ennobling the ordinary lives they explore,’ it said.

And ‘Batra makes their story touching and credible, an urban fable of hope in the face of disappointment’.

Describing The Lunchbox as ‘a delectable take on the hunger for connection’, the Los Angeles Times said: ‘Ritesh Batra's lovely debut feature...'
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