What a terrific film!! One of the most touching, beautiful, romantic films I have seen a long time. It is not Bollywood and it is not Hollywood. It is in a class of it is own up there with the greats.
The story of two lost souls, a neglected housewife vying for her husband attention through his stomach, and a jaded old widower who has given up on life and people. Two people cross paths through the one lunchbox that lost it way in otherwise an impeccable delivery system. Two people needed each other and their fate found a way so the can offer each other solace from their desperate situation.
Irfan Khan solidify his position as one of the greatest actors of our times, and Nimrat Kaur, a new discovery for me, is almost as amazing as he is. Director Ritesh Batra in his debut feature film offers a terrific story that is unsentimental yet magical. There is no holding hand or exposition in this film. It is an adult film that gives you enough to chew on but doesn't give you instant gratification or happily ever after, yet it leaves you with hope that the two of them will find happiness, may be! Do yourself a favor and watch this film, it is a gem and an instant classic. 4.5/5