Director: Ritesh Batra
Writer(s): Ritesh Batra
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Lillete Dubey, and Nimrat Kaur
Ila prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to her husband at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to office worker Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.
“a feast of delights” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“a sumptuous treat” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
This screening is part of the Athena’s FOOD ON FILM SERIES and is sponsored by the again sponsored by Ohio University Food Studies Theme and The Atrium Café.