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Nice love story set in Mumbai
on 28 March 2017
I saw the very sad "Viceroy's House" at the cinema, and wanted to see a more cheerful film set in India. So I downloaded "The Lunchbox", and it did the trick. Set in Mumbai, it tells the story of how two people meet and interact via messages in a lunchbox.
Ila is a young wife and mother who prepares her husband Rajeev's lunch each day, and sends it to him via Mumbai's famous lunchbox system - where hundreds of lunchboxes are picked up from homes and restaurants, and get delivered to people's desks in office blocks. It's a bit like a postal system which handles hot food, and is famous for never going wrong. Well, in this case it does go wrong because Rajeev's lunchboxes start to be delivered to Saajan. He's about to retire, but starts conversing with Ila via written messages in the lunchbox, and the possibility of love opens up.
This is a nice film which paints a nice story and depicts modern India nicely.