Irrfan Khan monster of an actor: Sujoy Ghosh

Mumbai: If filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh loved the simple tale in `The Lunchbox`, he is equally wowed by Irrfan`s performance in the movie.

Lauding the film, Ghosh tweeted: "So good to see films like `The Lunchbox`. Simple stories of life told so wonderfully. I loved the film."

"However, in `The Lunchbox` there is an actor called Irrfan. Monster of an actor. Such awesome pitch perfect acting. Total respect," further wrote the director who had impressed everyone with his film `Kahaani`.

Directed by debutant Ritesh Batra, the movie, also starring Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, won Critics` Week Viewers Choice Award at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival and audience award at the World Cinema Amsterdam Audience Award.

It is set to release in India September 20.