This is a much acclaimed film that was released in India last year to rave reviews. At that time I had seen it in a theater and was quite impressed with the total experience but since I was not reviewing films in my blog then, I had not written about my appreciation of it.
A few days ago when I had reviewed the film The Hundred Foot Journey, a friend commented on facebook that she had seen that film as well as The Lunchbox recently and had nice feelings about both. I therefore decided to see the film again and got a DVD of it and saw it again earlier this evening.
I rarely see a film twice within such a such short gap but this is one film that I am glad that I did. From the beginning to the end, though everything was familiar and there was no suspense, I enjoyed seeing many aspects of Mumbai life with which I am quite familiar. The story is very plausible and the characters come alive with superb performances by Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Tight direction and editing has made it a very enjoyable viewing experience despite it being a second viewing.
It is very unlike usual Bollywood movies and there are no fight sequences, lovers chasing each other around bushes and singing songs nor irrelevant comedy scenes.
If you can get to see it, if you have not already, it is worth seeing. This is another film that gets a fullhouse rating from me. [rating=6]