Thursday, 26 September 2013 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

The LunchBox: Only go to eat it if you have guts to handle the climax!

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    Being on Twitter, if there's something that is hyped, it seems that the thing is over-hyped. That creates impatience in you to witness the same. Our latest release, The Lunchbox kept getting excellent reviews from almost everyone who watched it. All the critics at least rated it to be 4.5. I was most surprised when I saw Rajeev Masand giving it 5 out of 5 who does not shy in giving even 0 to the movies like Zanjeer Remake. The Lunchbox even trended on Twitter for 2 days. Finally, I went to watch it with my friends- the movie of 1.57 minutes. Even Anurag Kashyap, the producer of the movie showed his anger and frustration on Twitter against the jury who didn't send it to Oscar instead sent some other regional movie. Even Karan Johar showed his disappointment as its made under Dharma Productions. In all, the movie was hyped up to a level where everyone would feel like watching it. The result was evident in the theater where on a Wednesday Afternoon, the theater was houseful. 

           Film starts showing Namrit Kaur cooking food for his husband's lunch but it reaching to Irfann Khan rather than her husband. He eats it and loves the taste while her husband gets to eat the Aloo-Gobhi that the mess prepares for Irfann. Later, it is shown that her marriage life with her husband isn't going good and he has an alleged relationship out of his marriage. Irrfan has no family as everyone dies. He stays alone. Later on, the letters starts getting passed on between Irrfan and Namrit on daily basis. Later on, they decide to meet each other. And what happens next is all about your brain. If you understand the writer's mind, you will give the movie 5 stars and if not, like me, you will come out frustrated. 

           Namrit Kaur and Irrfan Khan have acted very well. Specially, Namrit Kaur. Her role is very shady and it is necessary to keep certain expressions always on the face and she manages to do it with all her brilliance and power of acting. Irrfan as always says everything through his face without speaking much. Even after playing an old man of more than 57 years, he manages to fit himself into the role. Great! Nawazuddin Siddique is another brilliant star who kicks off the movie with his humour and great body language. The scene between him and Irrfan out of their office one day when he asks Irrfan about one of the facts that he has heard about him is an excellent scene. :-) Another scene when he cuts his vegetables in the local train is funny. The Boss with both of them- Irrfan and Nawazuddin is another wonderful scene. 

           The great thing about the movie is its realness and imagination- both embedded in one. Everything that they have showed about Mumbai and the standard of living, the way of enactments, the sacrifices of people etc is at par. But the problem arises that the movie has Oscar written all over it- right from its first scene to its last. Only if this movie could have been made for the audiences, it would have been favorite of the masses. Everything was going well in the movie for me but the end, it killed the essence. I know its just like another movie that Anurag Kashyap supported- Udaan where the end is left for the audiences to think upon themselves as to what they want from the story. But still, when everything goes so beautiful and real in the movie, you are prepared to watch a mind-blowing end. But when you don't get it, the greatness of the movie dies at the moment itself. I hope they are not coming with The DinnerBox in near future showing as to what happens after this incomplete tale of two people. :-)

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 ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU!!!

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ani said...

well said bro...forget abt out d movie...we all had a great time together..! - ANIKET

Furree Katt said...

Thanks for the review! I'm looking forward to watching this movie soon.

Snehal said...

I was planning to go to watch this movie last week but couldn't due to project deadlines. But after reading this review, I will watch it this week for sure. I liked Udaan very much. If this movie too has such an ending where we are free to think by ourselves as to what would happen next, then this is my must watch now...a movie finally thoda hatke:)

Anonymous said...

I've read the review after watching the movie, because I didn't understand the climax. I find ur review much better than the Movie in these words "when everything goes so beautiful and real in the movie, you are prepared to watch a mind-blowing end. But when you don't get it, the greatness of the movie dies at the moment itself. I hope they are not coming with The DinnerBox in near future showing as to what happens after this incomplete tale of two people."

rupa said...

wow,lol,seriously,what
d hel was dat? nw m cnfusd whthr ther ws sum climax n d reel got cut or
smthng or wat? does it realy end wid her makin roti and him smokin?

Anonymous said...

Guys...Der is something known as open ending...
The movie was mind blowing in every aspect!

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