ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Reflections on The Lunchbox

The Smell of Everyday City Life

The Lunchbox, a film of everyday life of Mumbai, is uniquely brilliant in its economy of language without verbose, precise dialogues and is marked by the characteristic precision of the actors' expressions. Its visuals communicate a lot through sound and, above all, smell of food, of infidelity, of senility, and so forth. It becomes a container of a variety of expressions: affection, anger, riposte and rapprochement. It is a fi lm exploring issues like the pathological side of conjugal relationships in a patriarchal family with great subtlety and optimism.



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