Indien, DEU, FRA, USA 2013
105 min

One of Mumbai’s miracles are the dabbawallahs – a community of 5000 dabba (lunchbox) deliverymen. it is a hereditary profession. every morning the dabbawallahs deliver hot meals from the kitchens of housewives to the offices of their husbands, and then return the empty lunchboxes back to the homes in the afternoon. A mistakenly delivered lunchbox connects a housewife, Ila, to Saajan, a lonely man in the dusk of his life. Ila lives in Dadar, the conservative middle class Hindu enclave. And Saajan lives in Ranwar village, Bandra, an old Christian neighborhood that is threatened by the new high rises in Mumbai. Very soon saajan will retire and bid goodbye to a Mumbai that has crushed his dreams, took away his loved ones one by one, and turned his hair white. Just then Ila comes into his life.

In the presence of Ritesh Batra.

  • Nimrat Kaur - Ila
  • ? - Saajan
  • Irrfan Khan - Saajan
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Denzil Smith
  • Bharati Achrekar
  • Nakul Vaid
  • Yashvi Puneet Nagar
  • Lillette Dubey
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Michael Simmonds
  • Michael Kaczmarek
  • John F. Lyons
  • Max Richter
  • Shruti Gupte
  • Niharika Bhasin Khan
Sikhya Entertainment, Dar Motion Pictures, NFDC, ROH Films, A.S.A.P. Films, Arte France Cinéma, Cine Mosaic

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