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The Lunchbox

This lovely little drama from India centers around a mixed-up lunchbox delivery that connects a young Mumbai housewife to an older office worker. Saajan (Irrfan Kahn from Slumdog Millionaire) is a government claims worker on the edge of retirement who accidentally intercepts a lunchbox meant for the work-obsessed husband of lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur). The two begin exchanging letters, which slowly reveal their hopes, dreams and inner lives. Intimate, old-fashioned and slowly paced, the film is part ethnographic study (India's lunchbox delivery system is a marvel of modern living) and part chaste epistolary romance. 104 minutes PG.