Barossa Film Club presents its first screening for 2019 this month of the delightful 2013 Indian film ‘The Lunchbox’.
The film, set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely widower close to retirement, and Ila (Nirmrat Kaur), an unhappy housewife, as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox.
In an age when instant messaging, email, and various social media have made communication easier and quicker, debutant writer-director Ritesh Batra relies on scribbled notes tucked in tiffin boxes to deliver a charming, old-fashioned love story.
There’s a simple line in this sumptuous film that captures its essence beautifully, ‘Sometimes even the wrong train can take you to the right destination’.
It’s a line that might help interpret the film’s open ending, but one that also nicely sums up its unique premise.
The film will screen at 7.30 pm on Friday, February 15 at the Faith College Wine Centre.
Entry is free for members, and membership is obtainable at the door.
Inquiries to Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.