The Lunchbox

Released Date : Sep 20, 2013

Directed by : Ritesh Batra

Box Office : 101 Crores

Genre : Drama, Romance

“The Lunchbox” is one of a kind in Bollywood because it is rare to come across such subjects in the mainstream of Hindi Cinema which give precedence to commerce. Because of the strong content and powerful acting by its lead actors Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film has become iconic.This romantic Bollywood movie was written and directed by Ritesh Batra while Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, and Arun Rangachari produced it.
The story is simple as well as sensitive. Irrfan Khan plays the role of an aged man Saajan Fernandes who is a widower and about to retire from his job. Nimrat Kaur plays the role of Ila who is a house and wife who is seeking her husband`s attention which got lost after some years of marriage. So she cooks delicious food and sends to her husband for lunch with the hope that it brings the romance back into her marriage. But the tragedy is: The lunch box that she prepares for her husband gets mistakenly delivered to Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan). Then, Saajan and Ila exchange letters and shares their emotions and discover an unexpected friendship.
Nimat and Irrfan bring the characters alive with a sensible performance that sucks you in into their ordinary lives with unusual hidden charm.



Production Company

DAR Motion Pictures

Release Date

September 20,2013

Music Director

Max Richter

Shooting Location



Drama, Romance




  22 Crores


Ritesh Batra

Distributed by

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Michael Simmonds


John F. Lyons


Ritesh Batra

No Music Found

Schedule   Collection Amount (in crores)  
Opening day 1.2
End of opening week 7
End of week 1 11.66
Lifetime 101