Ritesh Batra’s Dabba (The Lunchbox) will be part of the Cannes Critics’ Week, a section which runs along with the Cannes Film Festival.
Batra immortalises the hundreds of dabbawallahs in Mumbai who have for years provided an invaluable link between work and food, and so precise has been their operations with hardly any goof-up in punctuality or addresses that studies have been made in the West about the uniqueness of this business module.
It is against this background that Batra weaves his story of two people and when they meet, they create a world of fantasy. Which at one point threatens to destroy reality. The movie stars Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.
Ten first and second features will be screened in the Critic’s Week, founded