Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra to direct Vidya Balan series on Indira Gandhi

Earlier this year, Vidya had announced plans to work in a web series based on the life of Indira Gandhi.

Aug 19, 2019, 18:22 PM IST

Zoya Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Anurag Kashyap, Ritesh Batra among new Oscar Academy members

The invitees, according to the official Oscars' website, have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Jul 02, 2019, 17:23 PM IST

Trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Sanya Malhotra starrer directorial Photograph out

The trailer of Photograph starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra has been unveiled by the makers.

Feb 19, 2019, 00:01 AM IST

Shooting begins on 'Our Souls at Night'!

Ritesh Batra-directed 'Our Souls at Night', starring Hollywood stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, begins from today!

Sep 12, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

No talks about starring with Kangana in Ritesh's next: Irrfan Khan

Actor Irrfan Khan says he has had no discussion with director Ritesh Batra or actress Kangana Ranaut about teaming up with them for a film, amid reports that the stars will be seen in the filmmaker's next project.

Jul 29, 2016, 15:33 PM IST

British project by-product of 'The Lunchbox' success: Director Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra is in the process of waving his cinematic wand to bring the world of Julian Barnes' novel ‘The Sense of an Ending’ to life for a British film in which he is also working with Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent. The director points out that fame of ‘The Lunchbox’ opened the doors to the West for him.

Jun 18, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

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.

May 28, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

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.

May 27, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

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.

May 13, 2015, 12:32 PM IST

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.

Mar 28, 2015, 18:51 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

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.

Jan 09, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

'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.

Jan 09, 2015, 14:14 PM IST

'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.

Dec 18, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

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.

Oct 15, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

`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.

Mar 06, 2014, 18:09 PM IST

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".

Feb 28, 2014, 13:41 PM IST

`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.

Nov 12, 2013, 16:42 PM IST

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.

Oct 01, 2013, 20:38 PM IST

‘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).

Sep 21, 2013, 11:53 AM IST