Indian stories need global exposure: 'Lunchbox' director Ritesh Batra
Indian stories need global exposure: 'Lunchbox' director Ritesh Batra

  He took the taste and flavours of Mumbai's dabbawallas on a global trail with his first feature film, "The Lunchbox", which managed the rare feat of appealing to international critics and Indian audiences alike. Ritesh Batra - the man behind the film - says he is on a mission to take Indian stories to the world by making his films a window to India and its culture.

Would love to work with Irrfan again: 'The Lunchbox' director
Would love to work with Irrfan again: 'The Lunchbox' director

 Their first outing together - “The Lunchbox” - exuded a new fragrance of cinema that Indian and international audiences equally seemed to enjoy. Now, director Ritesh Batra says he wants to again team up with actor Irrfan Khan to recreate magic on the silver screen.

Ritesh Batra to adapt "Sense Of An Ending", starring Broadbent

"The Lunchbox" director Ritesh Batra is all set to make his English movie debut with an adaptation of Julian Barnes' Booker Prize-winning novel "The Sense of an Ending", starring Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent.

Ritesh Batra gets innovative to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes
Ritesh Batra gets innovative to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "The Lunchbox" fame director Ritesh Batra is trying to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes with a series of events at select spots in the city.

From 'The Lunchbox' to 'Homeland' - Nimrat Kaur looks back
From 'The Lunchbox' to 'Homeland' - Nimrat Kaur looks back

Nimrat Kaur's understated performance in Ritesh Batra 's ‘The Lunchbox’ left viewers gasping for more. Now that the film has been nominated for the prestigious British Academy Of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA), she says the project has been like a ‘Pandora's Box’ which keeps throwing up surprises.

BAFTA nomination an incredible honour: 'The Lunchbox' director
BAFTA nomination an incredible honour: 'The Lunchbox' director

It's a great way to start the New Year, says Indian director Ritesh Batra, whose debut feature movie ‘The Lunchbox’ has been nominated in the Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015.

'The Lunchbox' gets BAFTA nomination
'The Lunchbox' gets BAFTA nomination

Internationally acclaimed Indian film ‘The Lunchbox’ was Friday nominated for the Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015.

'The Lunchbox' named best first film by Toronto Film Critics
'The Lunchbox' named best first film by Toronto Film Critics

 Ritesh Batra's much lauded epistolary romance drama 'The Lunchbox' has been named best first feature by Toronto Film Critics.

Process for choosing films for Oscar not good: Ritesh Batra
Process for choosing films for Oscar not good: Ritesh Batra

  Director Ritesh Batra, whose 'The Lunchbox' lost out to 'The Good Road' as India's foreign language Oscar entry last year, says the method for selecting entries for the Academy award in India is flawed.

`The Lunchbox` makes waves in North America

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra`s critically acclaimed film `The Lunchbox` beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.

The Lunchbox` inspired by stories about housewives

Back in 2007 Indian-American filmmaker Ritesh Batra had embedded with Mumbai`s `dabbawallas` for a couple of weeks while trying to make a documentary about them, but instead ended up making "The Lunchbox".

`The Lunchbox` selected for APSA awards

Director Ritesh Batra`s `The Lunchbox` is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year.

FFI,`Lunchbox` director Ritesh Batra in wordy duel over Oscars entry

The Film Federation of India, the apex body that decides Indian entry for the Oscars, and `The Lunchbox` director Ritesh Batra were today locked in a wordy duel over the selection of `The Good Road` for the best foreign film category.

‘The Lunchbox’ review: A rare fare!

Director Ritesh Batra’s debut Hindi feature vehicle - ‘The Lunchbox’ – runs on the theme that reads “Kabhi kabhi galat train bhi sahi jagah pahuncha deti hai” (Sometimes even a wrong train can get you to the right destination).

‘The Lunchbox’ liked because it is India-specific: Ritesh Batra

‘The Lunchbox’, Ritesh Batra`s feature directorial debut, has been appreciated at several international festivals including Toronto and Cannes.

Will The Lunchbox be India’s official entry to the Oscars?

The Irrfan Khan starrer topped the list of critics’ favourite film as India’s Oscar entry

`The Lunchbox` wins at film fest in Amsterdam

The audience at the World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival chose Indian director Ritesh Batra`s ‘The Lunchbox’ as the best film of the 2013 edition.

‘The Lunchbox’ trailer: It is appetising enough!

Ritesh Batra’s ‘The Lunchbox’, revolves around a middle-class home maker Ila (Nimrat Kaur), who is desperately trying to add zing to her stale marriage by cooking differently for her neglectful husband.

`Lunchbox` going crossover biggest reward for me: Ritesh Batra

Director Ritesh Batra`s debut film ‘Lunchbox’, a poignant love story starring Irrfan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is going crossover in a big way.

`Lunchbox` is a very personal film: Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra initially set out to make a documentary on Mumbai`s dabbawalas but he was so fascinated with the little personal stories behind every lunchbox that he ended up making a film on these experiences.