The Lunchbox, a breakout film at Cannes Film Festival eairlier this year, is up for a major release in India.
The film will be presented to desi audiences by Karan Johar and UTV, in association with Dar Motion Pictures and the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga and Arun Rangachari, the film stars Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrit Kaur in pivotal roles. Its North American distributor is Sony Pictures Classics, which had earlier distributed Lagaan.
Says Karan, “I absolutely loved the film. Irrfan and Nawazuddin are brilliant, while Nimrit is waiting to exhale. I haven’t enjoyed a love story like this in a long time. It’s beautifully written and stunningly directed by Ritesh Batra.”
He adds, “I am excited about presenting the film in India. Not just the performances, even the storytelling is exceptional.”