Mumbai Dabbawallas' saga premieres on the silver screen

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The saga of the world famous Mumbai dabbawallas Friday hit the silver screens in Maharashtra as a full-length Marathi feature film "Mumbaicha Dabbewala".

Nearly 500 dabbawallas took time off to gather in Pune where the movie opened on four Fame multiplex screens and simultaneously in cinemas in Sangli, Satara and Sholapur. It is slated to hit Mumbai screens early February.

"We are absolutely delighted by the movie, the story and the way it has effectively portrayed our daily lives," said Raghunath Medge, the 52-year-old leader of the 5,000 Mumbai dabbawallahs.

"Though the masses have been utilizing our services for nearly seven decades, few know of the efforts we put in our uniqu