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`The Lunchbox` makes waves in North America

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 18:09

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

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:41

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 16:42

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 20:38

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!

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:53

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

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 08:38

‘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?

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 13:22

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

`The Lunchbox` wins at film fest in Amsterdam

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:59

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!

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 14:04

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 14:30

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

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 13:20

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 19:05

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