Release of the critically acclaimed The Lunchbox expands to more US cities

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thelunchboxriteshbatrainterview1Throughout March, THE LUNCHBOX has been winning over audiences and film critics alike in a handful of US cities. This weekend, the award-winning film will release in several more major cities at top arthouse cinemas in Boston, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Jose, San Diego, Charlotte, and Denver.

Directed by Ritesh Batra, the film stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in tour de force performances. We here at BollySpice loved it saying the magic of this film has to be experienced. You can read our recent rave review here.

New theaters opening THE LUNCHBOX on Friday, March 21 are:

LA JOLLA VILLAGE THEATRE
LA JOLLA CA
CINEARTS @ PALO ALTO SQUARE
PALO ALTO CA
CENTURY 16 DOWNTOWN
PLEASANT HILL CA
CAMERA 3 CINEMA
SAN JOSE CA
CHEZ ARTISTE 3
DENVER CO
KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA 9
CAMBRIDGE MA
WEST NEWTON SIX CINEMAS
WEST NEWTON MA
MANOR TWIN
CHARLOTTE NC
RITZ CENTER 16
VOORHEES NJ
RITZ THEATRES 5
PHILADELPHIA PA
THE MAGNOLIA THEATRE
DALLAS TX
RIVER OAKS THEATRE 3
HOUSTON TX
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER & CAFE
PLANO TX

Full theater list: http://sonyclassics.com/thelunchbox/dates/

Showtimes: http://www.fandango.com/thelunchbox_167225/movieoverview

SYNOPSIS:

Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a young middle class Mumbai housewife trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.

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. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

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