8 years of The Lunchbox: 5 international praise received by Irrfan Khan & Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer


Irrfan Khan and The Lunchbox star Nimrat Kaur turned out to be one of the most unique and nuanced love stories of the past decade. Irrfan played the role of a widower on the verge of retirement without many goals in life. One fine day, he receives a letter from an anonymous woman in his lunchbox and something forces him to reply. The two see each other as strangers through the letters. Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the role of Irrfan’s younger brother in the film, which sees him as a mentor.

The film was widely acclaimed upon its release and at international festivals. Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar collaborated as presenters for the film. Incredibly fine storytelling marked Ritesh Batra’s debut. He made another adventure with ‘Photograph’ by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. One of the film’s top honors was being nominated for the British Academy Film Awards in the “Best Non-English Language Film” category. The film also won two prizes at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in the “Best Screenplay” category for Ritesh Batra and the Grand Jury Prize.

The film also won an Asia-Pacific Film Festival nomination in 7 categories. The film ended up winning awards in three categories, including Best Supporting Actor for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Best Screenplay for Ritesh Batra and the Award of Excellence for the legendary Irrfan Khan. At the 8th Asian Film Awards, Irrfan Khan won the award for best actor and Ritesh Batra for best screenwriter. The film won two awards out of three Dubai International Film Festival nominations, including a Special Mention for Ritesh Batra and Best Actor for Irrfan Khan.

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