11 January 2015 :: Internationally acclaimed Indian film ‘The Lunchbox’ is nominated for the Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards [ BFTA ] 2015.
The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian epistolary romantic film written and directed by Ritesh Batra, and produced by Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, and Arun Rangachari. The film was jointly produced by various studios including DAR motion pictures, UTV Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC (India), ROH Films (Germany), ASAP Films (France), and the Cine Mosaic (United States). It stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The film was screened at International Critics’ Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and later won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award also known as Grand Rail d’Or. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.The film was released in India on 20 September 2013. The film was a box-office success.
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Produced by Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga
Written by Ritesh Batra
Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Music by Max Richter
Cinematography Michael Simmonds
Edited by John F. Lyons
Production company DAR Motion Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (India), Sony Pictures Classics (International)
Release dates 19 May 2013 (Cannes Film Festival)
20 September 2013 (India)