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The Lunchbox is an drama movie directed by Ritesh Batra and starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Lillete Dubey and Nakul Vaid. The movie was written by Ritesh Batra (screenplay), Vasan Bala (hindi dialogue consultant). The film has a $3 million budget with a 104-minute running time. The Lunchbox currently has a 7.8 IMDb rating, based on 40653 and 76 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG.

release date for The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox release date

When does The Lunchbox come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Lunchbox (2014)is February 28, 2014.


When will The Lunchbox be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Lunchbox DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is May 2014. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in May 2014. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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The Lunchbox budget

How much did The Lunchbox cost to make?

$3,400,000 budget

The movie cost $3 million to make.

The Lunchbox movie poster

The Lunchbox rating

PG Rated

The Lunchbox is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested, meaning some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give “parental guidance.” The movie may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.


The Lunchbox reviews

7.8 IMDb 76 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.8 of out 10 IMDb rating and 76 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


The Lunchbox trailer

The Lunchbox plot summary

What is The Lunchbox about?

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system (Mumbai’s Dabbawallahs) connects a young housewife to a stranger in the dusk of his life. They build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality.


Synopsis from IMDb A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


The Lunchbox cast

Who is in The Lunchbox?

Irrfan Khan in The Lunchbox Irrfan Khan as Saajan Fernandes
Nimrat Kaur in The Lunchbox Nimrat Kaur as Ila
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in The Lunchbox Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shaikh
Lillete Dubey in The Lunchbox Lillete Dubey as Ila’s Mother
Nakul Vaid in The Lunchbox Nakul Vaid as Rajeev

The Lunchbox box Office

How much did The Lunchbox make?

$17,240,000 worldwide

The film has made over $17 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


The Lunchbox details

Theatrical Release Date: February 28, 2014
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $3 million
Box Office: $17 million
Length: 104 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Hindi

The Lunchbox facts


How long is The Lunchbox?

The movie is 104 minutes long (1 hour and 44 minutes).

What year did The Lunchbox come out?

The movie is out on February 28, 2014. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Irrfan Khan plays as Saajan Fernandes.


Who is the director of The Lunchbox?

Ritesh Batra directed the movie.


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