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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES - Leigh Paatsch Now show­ing at the State Cin­ema

THE LUNCH­BOX

A richly fl avoured tale of mis­placed meals and un­re­quited love. In mod­ern- day Mum­bai, a glitch in the city’s time- hon­oured “dab­bawala” food- de­liv­ery ser­vice opens a line of cor­re­spon­dence be­tween two lonely people. Ila ( Nim­rat Kaur) is send­ing heart­felt lunchtime dishes to reignite the in­ter­est of an inat­ten­tive hus­band. The ac­tual re­cip­i­ent is Sa­jaan ( Ir­rfan Khan), a gruff ac­coun­tant be­witched by the feel­ing that has gone into the prepa­ra­tion of these del­i­ca­cies. In time, notes are ex­changed along the culi­nary crossed wires, re­veal­ing the pair have much in com­mon. Will they ever meet and dine as one? A gen­tle, un­der­stated ro­man­tic drama that fi nds a de­li­cious level of anx­i­ety in the wait for a fi nal an­swer. Lovely stuff.

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