All the riches in the world can't fix that unconquerable vacancy deep within your being when you're starved for human connection. People crave to be seen, heard, understood, and cherished.
The Lunchbox is a bittersweet story of yearning and regret, of nostalgic memories and romanticized futures, of tenderness, and of a mutual kindling of self-discovery and liberation.
Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is as disconnected from her neglectful, ain't-shit-husband as aloof Saajan (Irrfan Khan) is from his dead wife. Their paths serendipitously cross when Saajan's lunch orders become mixed up with Ila's husbands. Gradually, despite having never met, the two form a meaningful connection through notes exchanged during the daily mistaken lunch deliveries.
I've seen my share of "deceptively simple…