'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.

`Festival films have potential for global box office success`

Festival films are capable of global recognition as well as box office success, says filmmaker Ritesh Batra.

‘Dabba` selected for Cannes Critics Week

Ritesh Batra`s ‘Dabba’ (The Lunch box) has been selected for the prestigious Cannes Critics Week, which will run alongside the main festival next month.