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Directed by: Ritesh Batra
Running Time: 1 hr 44 mins
Release Date: March 7, 2014 (Chicago)
Plot: A mistake in a world famous lunch delivery system unites a lonely worker named Saajan (Khan) and an unappreciated housewife named Ila (Kaur).
Who’S It For? Love for Indian food is not necessary.
Khan, who may be remembered as the adult version of Life of Pi’s lead character, presents a man in The Lunchbox who is of a broken heart and an empty stomach. As time as has passed after a personal tragedy, he has become very vulnerable in age. Stubbornly stoic on the outside, he shows a soul that has given up and accepted life as a cycle.
The broken heart of Khan’s character finds a nice match with the housewife played by Ila. She is knowingly constructed to be a stereotype, »
- Nick Allen
The film, which is expected to begin in July this year, deals with a different take on the relationship of a father and daughter. Sircar has signed the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to play the father, while Deepika Padukone will be playing his daughter. Besides them, the film will also star Irrfan Khan in a very important role.
Watch this space for developments. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
In case you were out of the loop this week, here's an easy way to get back in and catch up on everything you missed. The Movie News: Jurassic World cast Vincent D'Onofrio and Irrfan Khan. Frozen is now a billion-dollar movie. Platinum Dunes has hired a director for its remake of The Birds. Idris Elba will lend his voice to a tiger in the new Jungle Book. The Geek Stuff: Rumor has it that the Wachowskis are planning a new Matrix trilogy. Did you know Hard Target was slapped with an Nc-17 six times before it got an R rating? Tony Hawk rides a Back to the Future hoverboard. A Jurassic Park trifecta: You can now hack into Dennis Nedry's computer. And listen to Jeff Goldblum's laugh turned into a song, And see what it looks like when you...
- Peter Hall
While we all wait for (A) Jurassic World and (B) the five o'clock work whistle to blow, why not sit back and enjoy this hilariously clever clip from YouTube user We Are Camera Studio? It's bound to be the best minute you'll spend all day!
Vincent D’Onofrio and Indian actor Irrfan Khan will star in Universal’s franchise reboot Jurassic World. D’Onofrio will play the bad guy in the film that Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are also attached to star in.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but expect lots more soon.
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- Uncle Creepy
Things have been pretty quiet on the Jurassic World front since we last reported on it mid January, but since then two more stars have joined previously cast Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer).
First up, according to Deadline, Vincent D’Onofrio has been cast to play the villain. He has most recently enjoyed a 10 year (10 Years!) job on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, but he has shown off major acting chops in previous scifi flicks like The Cell and Men in Black.
- Jess Orso
Not so long ago Vidyut Jamwal had stepped in to play a role ear-marked for Irrfan Khan in Bullett Raja. Now director Tigmanshu Dhulia will cast them together in the same film. But Irrfan and Vidyut wouldn't be seen together in the same frame as they will be cast as the younger and older versions of the same character. Explains Tigmanshu, "My next film is Bichde Sabhi Baari Baari. It's the story of two friends and their relationship over a period of 35 years. Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan have been cast as the older avatars of the buddies whereas Amit Sadh and Vidyut Jamwal would play the younger versions of the same characters." But surely Manoj and Irrfan are accomplished enough as actors to pull off the age span? Tigmanshu avers, "I don't think so. Irrfan and Manoj can't look 25. That's the age when the two protagonists become friends. I »
- Subhash K. Jha
But Irrfan and Vidyut wouldn't be seen together in the same frame as they will be cast as the younger and older versions of the same character.
"My next film is 'Bichhde Sabhi Baari Baari'. It's the story of two friends and their relationship over a period of 35 years. Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan have been cast as the older avatars of the buddies, whereas Amit Sadh and Vidyut Jamwal would play the younger versions of the same characters,". »
- Leon David
‘The Lunchbox’ movie review: ‘Exceptional film’ that would have deserved an Oscar nomination (photo: Nimrat Kaur in ‘The Lunchbox’) The Lunchbox / Dabba was not the Film Federation of India’s submission to the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. This was reported as controversial at the time, particularly in the Indian film community. The Film Federation chose instead Gyan Correa’s The Good Road, which failed to be shortlisted by the Academy. We have not seen The Good Road, but it’d better be really good; otherwise, the harsh criticism of India’s Film Federation will be justified: The Lunchbox, writer-director Ritesh Batra’s debut feature, is an exceptional film, crafted to present an India that is profoundly traditional in many ways, yet emotionally modern, with characters engaged in deep reflection on the past and the deepest consideration of the future. In fact, The Lunchbox is a wonderful movie that »
- Tim Cogshell
Having first premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox, starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddique, has gone on to standing ovations and rave reviews at film festivals all over the world. The film was universally applauded after its release in India, and it was named one of the best films of 2013. Fans in the Us have had a long wait but the highly anticipated film is finally releasing in North America. Starting in La and New York, the film will release in other markets throughout March. Since I first read the review of The Lunchbox from Tiff, I have dying to see this film and finally got the chance.
My first comment, Ritesh Batra how could you end it like that?? However, I won’t spoil it, so, moving on!
Ila, played with quiet beauty by Nimrat Kaur, is a lonely »
- Stacey Yount
The award will be given out by organisers of the annual Golden Kela Awards, the Indian Razzies, which honours the worst in the filmmaking industry in the West.
Anti-Kela Awards are the special awards given by Golden Kela team to the films that are meaningful and entertaining, while still being in the mainstream.
"Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns" is being lauded for being "the only real sequel made last year", while "Go Goa Gone" will be awarded for being "India's first ever zombie comedy and stoner film in one nice package".
- Rahul Kapoor
The latest update is that he has now signed up Vidyut Jamwal, Irrfan Khan, Amit Sadh along with Manoj Bajpayee. While Vidyut will play Irrfan Khan's younger version, Amit Sadh will be seen playing the junior Manoj Bajpayee. Confirming the casting, he added that his film is about two persons who have been friends over 35 years. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Washington, March 6: Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra's critically acclaimed film "The Lunchbox" beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.
After its success in New York and Los Angeles, the Irrfan Khan-starrer will release in additional American cities March 7, including Washington DC, San Francisco, and Chicago.
"The Lunchbox" has become the best-reviewed Indian film in the Us in several years with top American film critics giving it rave reviews in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and. »
- Smith Cox
Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox will open the 20th edition of the Bradford International Film Festival in the UK. Deepti Kakkar & Fahad Mustafa’s acclaimed documentary Katiyabaaz (Powerless) will also have a screening at the festival, scheduled to take place from 27 March- 6 April.
Currently running successfully in the United States, Irrfan-Nimrat Kaur starrer The Lunchbox is the story of a housewife, Ila and Saajan Fernandes, who correspond to each other in letters sent inside a lunchbox. Distributed by Sony Classics in the Us, The Lunchbox is one of the most successful Indian films in the festival circuit. It opened to critical acclaim in India last year.
Katiyabaaz (Powerless) traces the city of Kanpur that has 15-hour power cuts and hundreds of people stealing electricity, amidst high risks, to meet their needs. The real trouble starts with the entry of the first female chief of the electricity company who »
These days,Jeff Goldblum is more likely to show up in a Wes Anderson movie than a summer blockbuster, but back in the 1990s, he starred in three of the most successful movies of all time in Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Independence Day. With both Jurassic World and Independence Day 2 gearing up for production, only one franchise will sport the 'Blum.
"They haven't called me for [Jurassic World]4," Goldblum recently told The Huffington Post. "But I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did. I'm still satisfied with that and I'll be the first in line to see anything else, so, you know."
However, Goldblum admitted that Independence Day 2 will be another matter.
"Yeah, they've talked to me about it and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see — I haven't read anything — what they cook up. You know, »
- Ryan Gowland
Indian star Irrfan Khan has also joined the movie, but details about his role have not been released.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the long-awaited reboot, which is set to hit theatres in June, 2015. (Ani) »
- Smith Cox
After being part of the Spiderman franchise,Irrfan Khan has now hopped on to the Jurassic brand. Yes, the rumours regarding Irrfan's presence in Jurassic Park 4 aretrue. Irrfan Khan for the first time confirms his presence in the fourth edition of the franchise to be directed by Colin Trevorrow. "Yes I've been offered Jurassic Park 4. But at the moment I cannot reveal any more details," said Irrfan. A friend of the actor revealed the role is one of the 3 principal leads in Jurassic Park."And it's not a villain's role, as has been reported in the international press. After the way his role was melted down in The Amazing Spiderman,Irrfan is not willing to take risks with international offers. Just because he is being offered a role in a huge franchise, he won't run for it at the cost of his Indian projects," says Irrfan's friends. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, March 3: After being part of the "Spiderman" franchise, acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan has now hopped on to the "Jurassic" brand, but the actor is yet to sign on the dotted line.
The franchise will be directed by Colin Trevorrow.
A friend of the actor revealed that the role is one of the three principal leads in "Jurassic Park".
"And it's not a villain's role as has been reported in the international press. After the way his role was melted down in 'The Amazing Spiderman', Irrfan is not. »
- Ketali Mehta
Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox was released in the Us by Sony Picture Classics on February 28 and collected $51,325 (Inr 30 Lakhs) over the weekend, according to a report in IndieWire. It’s a very strong opening for the film, says the report.
The film was released in four theatres in Los Angeles and New York, averaging $17,108 (Inr 10 lakhs) per theatre.
Sony Picture Classics had acquired the Us rights to the film at Cannes Film Festival last year following its premiere at International Critics’ Week. The film is represented by German sales agent Match Factory.
Co-produced by France’s Asap Films and Germany’s Roh Films with India’s Sikhya Entertainment, Dar Motion Pictures and Nfdc, The Lunchbox also released in France and Germany where it did well at the box-office.
The Lunchbox revolves around a »
Jurassic World looks set to boost its human cast with a pair of new names, with reports suggesting that Vincent D’Onofrio and Irfan Khan are in line to join the film’s ensemble. The Wrap claims that D’Onofrio will play the film’s human bad-guy, who presumably will play some role in unleashing another wave of dinosaur-based mayhem. Meanwhile, the report goes on to claim that Khan will play a character named Patel, the billionaire owner of a new Jurassic Park. They never learn, do they? Should they officially sign on, D’Onofrio...
- George Wales
While everyone's talking about the Oscars, there were actual movies screening in theaters this weekend too, and they weren't all ones with golden dreams tonight. Sony Pictures Classics released Indian import "The Lunchbox" -- which many felt the country should have submitted to the Oscars (they submitted "The Good Road" instead, which did not get nominated) -- in 4 theaters in La and NY. The result was a very strong $51,325 -- averaging $17,108 per theater. Directed by Ritesh Batra, the acclaimed film stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Also debuting to strong numbers was a film that was indeed included among this year's Oscar nominees (and the last to finally find theatrical release): Gkids's "Ernest & Celestine," which is up for best animated feature. On a single screen, the French import grossed $15,611, which bodes well as it expands in the coming week. Cinedigm released David Grovic's "The Bag Man" in 2 theaters. »
- Peter Knegt
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