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The Lunchbox (Dabba)

Writer-director Ritesh Batra debuted this tender romantic drama at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim. Irrfan Khan plays lonely widower Saajan, who is consumed by grief after the loss of his beloved wife. Out of the blue, he mistakenly receives a lunchbox filled with delicacies which have been cooked by Ila (Nimrat Kaur), which was intended for her husband. Saajan is bewitched by the flavours and textures of the meal and he subsequently receives a note from Ila, apologising for the mix-up. They begin a correspondence that has a profound effect on their lives. When Ila discovers her husband has been unfaithful, she writes to Saajan for advice and they contemplate a move to Bhutan to start afresh. Batra's film is available simultaneously on demand.