The Lunchbox - External Reviews

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35 reviewers have given The Lunchbox an average rating of 4.8/5.0 (?)

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Thumbs up by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...The Lunchbox is seemingly simple yet as complex as all human beings are. It’s sad yet throws up humour when you are least expecting it. It’s not larger than life, it’s just as large as life always is. This film is truly sensational... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...a must watch movie for sure for its fabulous performances and for that one strong voice full of positivity from the above, which has no visible face like the Supreme Power.... full review

Thumbs up by Katherine Matthews, Bolly Spice ...Writer-director Ritesh Batra’s first feature film is delicately and meticulously crafted, its characters deftly etched.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, THE LUNCHBOX is a standout film, a sumptuous treat that's sure to be relished by connoisseurs of cinema.... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Thakker , Bollywood Life ...If you are looking to watch a masala entertainer then The Lunchbox won’t appeal to you. But if meaningful cinema is your craving then this is one film you wouldn’t want to miss... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar , Daily Bhaskar ...debutant writer-director Ritesh Batra remarkably scripts a story of loneliness that affects the best of us living in the world’s most crowded cities.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Bottomline: Bon appetit! Miss this sumptuous movie, at your own peril.... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...The Lunchbox is a wonderful film with splendid performances by Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. This movie is definitely worth devouring for breakfast, lunch and dinner... full review

Thumbs up by Harshada Rege , DNA ...But ensure that you eat well before you head for the movie, or else be prepared to deal with the hunger pangs everytime Irrfan opens The Lunchbox.... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...As Sheikh rightly observes, "Sir, aapke dabbe mein se kamaal ki khushboo aati hai.... full review

Thumbs up by Rahul Gangwani, Filmfare ...To sum it up, The Lunchbox is one of the best films to come out from Hindi film industry. It takes us a notch higher. Do yourself a favour and watch this film. And you are warned… you will be hungry for good food and love after the end credits roll.... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...here are plenty of moments to treasure in The Lunchbox, and they’re all small and delicately crafted. Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/the-lunchbox-review-its-the-most-optimistic-film-of-the-year-1121989.html?utm_source=ref_article... full review

Thumbs up by FPJ Bureau, Free Press Journal ...This is feel-good cinema, infinitely touching and enchanting in its spiel and in my opinion is India’s best bet for the foreign film category at the Oscars besides ‘Ship of Theseus’. This is never-to-be-missed cinema!... full review

Thumbs up by Swayamsrestha Kar , fullhyd.com ...the movie is so sparse and yet so spectacular. Sod it, we did it anyways.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Watching Irrfan and Nawazuddin in the same frame is a treat. As the new recruit who is to take on Sajjan's job in the Claims Department, Nawazuddin is annoying to the point of being likeable. Nimrat is just perfect for this role and she dishes out every scene with brilliance rarely seen in someone so new. She is like this last 'dash' of sugar you add in a dish to give it that extra punch! ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Treat yourself to 'The Lunchbox' - it'll leave you with a craving to seek your own little happiness Read more at: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/the-lunchbox-review-itll-leave-you-with-a-craving-to-seek-your-own-little-happiness/423546-47-84.html?utm_source=ref_article... full review

Thumbs up by Rohit Khilnani, india today ...The Lunch Box is served at a cinema near you and if you love good movies and stories...go taste this one, you will walk out with a smile.... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...It's hard to take your eyes off Irrfan when he is in full flow, but Nawazuddin demands attention in his own right... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Ritesh Batra’s splendid screenplay and direction Acting performances by Irrfan, Nawazuddin and Nimrat... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...The film is an utter culinary and cinematic delight ladled up with the right amounts of love and warmth.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...While being an immensely enjoyable and competent film, the universality of The Lunchbox tends to exclude its setting’s all-important provinciality. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...The film has a fuzzy, heart-melting feeling to give you through the two-odd hour duration. The famous spirit of Mumbai couldn't have been captured better than this. Don't miss it... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Simple, sweet and yet with a tinge of sadness, The Lunchbox is worth savouring. - See more at: http://www.movietalkies.com/movies/reviews/21089/the-lunchbox#sthash.bBEutFV0.dpuf... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum? Well for all those who love meaningful, feel good, artistic, realistic, performance based type of films this movie is a must watch for all of you... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ... One of the best films to come out of India in a long time, director Ritesh Batra answers the question in his little masterpiece, The Lunchbox. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Nimrat Kaur is clearly a bundle of natural talent that Hindi cinema will do well do draw upon whenever a role demands more than just eye-candy appeaL... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...The Lunchbox is a rare gem wrapped carefully in a mundane tiffin-box. Ever thought the simplest of things in life could be so charming and endearing? ... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...As the film says, sometimes the wrong train can take you to the right destination. Will the wrongly delivered letter eventually take Ila and Saajan to Bhutan, literally and metaphorically? And together at that? Watch and find out... full review

Thumbs up by Stutee Ghosh , Planet Bollywood ... Irrfan and Nawazuddin smiled down at us we knew our messiahs were at our rescue and they don’t disappoint us.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Batra, who has also written The Lunchbox, has allowed his smashing actors tremendous room to improvise, all the while himself sketching in nuanced details about the city, its food-ferriers, and the many disparities Mumbai is crammed with.... full review

Thumbs up by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu ...The Lunchbox is heartwarming, introspective, romantic, bittersweet and feel good, all at once... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...You may not like this movie if you don't like softly spiced whimsical tales - or food. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Ritesh Batra’s film is a winner all the way, an exceptional love story,... full review

Thumbs up by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Clearly, ‘The Lunchbox’ is a wholesome affair – one that shows how it feels when mundane seems magic and attempts to explore the concept of age bar in love... full review

Thumbs up by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Clearly, ‘The Lunchbox’ is a wholesome affair – one that shows how it feels when mundane seems magic and attempts to explore the concept of age bar in love.... full review