India/Ger/FR/US – romance/drama – PG – 105 mins
Director: Ritesh Batra
Writer: Ritesh Batra (screenplay)
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunch box to be delivered to her husband at work. However, it is mistakenly delivered to Saajan, a lonely man nearing retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunch box. Thus begins a series of lunch box notes between Saajan and Ila, and the comfort of communicating anonymously with a stranger evolves into an unexpected friendship. Their notes become confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardise both their realities.