DAR Motion Pictures' venture 'The Lunchbox', a heartwarming love story that has captured the imagination of audiences the world over was premiered in the Middle East with a gala screening at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival on December 11, 2013. Furthermore, 'The Lunchbox' is competing this year at DIFF for the prestigious Muhr Asia Africa Awards in the Feature film category.
'The Lunchbox' has been described as a defining film in the history of Indian cinema, having not only won international acclaim at Cannes Film Festival but also gained strong box-office success in India. The film's theme has universal resonance, and won over audiences at all the film festivals it was screened. The film is a compelling example of global collaboration with studios from India, USA, France and Germany coming together to produce a film that strikes a chord with global audiences. The thumping box-office triumph of 'The Lunchbox' has come as a defining moment for the country's film industry, with new talent and new narrative styles being sought after by audiences at large.
Starring Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur The Lunchbox is directed by debutant Ritesh Batra. The film had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival, and went on to win the Critics Week Viewers' Choice Award. It was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The top-rated film by critics in India this year, 'The Lunchbox' is set for theatrical distribution in the US by Sony Classic Pictures next year. The film will release in theatres in the UAE on December 27, 2013.