I first learned of The Lunchbox, an Indian romantic film where tiffins play a big role, through a friend on Facebook, where she posted the trailer and her thoughts on the film. I was intrigued enough to even mention the possibility of our going to the cinema to see it one day to Blai. To my surprise, an invitation to attend a screening of The Lunchbox popped into my inbox a few days later and I didn’t hesitate in accepting it.
Here’s the international trailer for the film.
It’s a lovely and sweet story, modelled around the whole system of dabbawalas in Mumbai, the highly efficient tiffin delivery system. It’s so efficient that it’s said that only 1 delivery mistake is made in 6-8 million deliveries. Well, this plot only happens due to one of these rare mistakes! Anyway, I don’t want to give away anything of the story – go see it yourself! Watching it made me wish that Ram’s was next door for an Indian vegetarian lunch!
The screening was quite fun too – in the funky screening room in the basement of the Soho Hotel.
We were each provided with a dabba (tiffin) of Indian snacks that went perfectly with the film. If you’re curious what was in the dabba, here’s a link to photos of all of the snacks.
Thank you very much, Jake and Curzon, for the invitation!