The Lunchbox

  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? 17-04-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • Irrfan Khan bags top honour at Asian Film Awards 28-03-2014 05:52 PM

    Macau: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was handed over the trophy for best actor at the eighth edition of Asian Film Awards (AFA) held here. Irrfan, who has displayed his acting prowess in films like 'Maqbool', 'Life Of Pi' and 'Paan Singh Tomar', won the best actor award for his role...
  • 'The Lunchbox' makes waves in North America 06-03-2014 04:49 PM

    Washington: 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...
  • Make films for the world: Ritesh Batra to Indian filmmakers 28-02-2014 01:54 PM

    Washington: Ritesh Batra, director of the critically acclaimed 'The Lunchbox' would like Indian filmmakers to "reach out with our films to the world" as India has a wealth of stories to tell. "We should not restrict our audience to India and Indians. Indian films should be for the world," says...
  • Ritesh Batra skipped award events to prepare for US release of 'The Lunchbox' 13-02-2014 07:11 AM

    Mumbai: Ritesh Batra, who has been on an awards winning spree for his film 'The Lunchbox', has been missing from the events. He says he was busy promoting the film in the US. Sources close to the film aver that Batra was miffed at being largely ignored in the popular...
  • Karan Johar, Guneet Monga team up for 'The Intouchables' remake 10-02-2014 07:49 AM

    Mumbai: After 'The Lunchbox', filmmakers Karan Johar and Guneet Monga have teamed up for the Indian remake of French comedy 'The Intouchables'. When contacted, Karan's spokesperson confirmed the news. "It's true," she said. According to variety.com, Gaumont Film Company has moved forward to give a green signal to the international...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' leads the race for Best Film 05-02-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was a slow starter at the box-office, but it gained momentum with the help of a positive word of mouth publicity. Something similar is happening with it during the run-up to the finale of IBNLive Movie Awards. It is once again...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Sound Designing 26-01-2014 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Screenplay 25-01-2014 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Editing 25-01-2014 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Irrfan: People have angst against the system 18-01-2014 10:16 AM

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan Friday refused to comment on the growing popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) but admitted that people want change and there was angst all over the world. "I will not comment on the AAP but I can say that people have angst against the...
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... 14-01-2014 11:18 PM

    Mumbai: 2013 has been Deepika Padukone's year and on Tuesday, the actress proved to her critics wrong by taking home two Best Actress trophies- Jury and Popular for her role in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleel Ram Leela' and 'Chennai Express'. While recieving the Jury award, a visibly shocked Padukone said, "...
  • Screen Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees 08-01-2014 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: With the onset of the new year, Bollywood fraternity is all geared up for the awards season and Screen Awards are the first to announce their nominations. The best works of the fraternity will be awarded soon and here is the complete list of nominees. Best Film Bhaag...
  • Watch: 10th Dubai International Film Festival 30-12-2013 11:51 PM

    For its recently concluded tenth edition, the Duabi International Film Festival pulled out all stops to ensure that Cinefiles had a buffet sized spread of terrific films to choose from. the festival also saw big names across the globe grace the red carpet over nine days. ...
  • Invest in goodwill, suggests Karan Johar 30-12-2013 04:36 PM

    Mumbai: For filmmaker Karan Johar, "goodwill" is the "only property" where one should invest to reap "endless" returns. He took to Twitter to share the philosophy that his late father taught him. "My father always told me goodwill is the only property to invest in...the returns are endless," Karan posted...
  • e lounge rewind: The best of 2013 29-12-2013 08:37 PM

    The year 2013 saw cinema-goers spending maimum on the tickets and the industry earning around Rs 600 crore. Here are some of the most shocking moments, top confessions, controversial moments. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand shares his top 5 hits and pits films of 2013 28-12-2013 04:22 PM

    On this special yearender edition of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand shares the top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013. ...
  • Here's Masand's hits and pits of 2013. What are yours?

    Here are Rajeev Masand's hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013. What are yours? ...
  • Rajeev Masand's top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013 27-12-2013 10:57 PM

    Mumbai: It's been a year of some big moneyspinners and a few surprise gems. Unlike 2012, which was a comparatively stronger year what with such unconventional hits as 'Kahaani', 'Barfi', 'Vicky Donor' and 'English Vinglish' emerging out of the mainstream, 2013 saw blockbusters like 'Chennai Express', 'Krrish 3' and 'Dhoom...
  • Thoda sa hatke: 10 films you need to watch this year to restore your faith in Hindi cinema 21-12-2013 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: The year enjoyed its big-ticket movies like 'Chennai Express' and 'Krrish 3' at the Bollywood box office, but it also welcomed small wonders. High on content and performances, acclaimed films like 'Ship Of Theseus' and 'The Lunchbox' not only exhibited the zest and zeal of filmmakers, but also...
  • The best Bollywood stories of 2013 that you would like to hear again and again 19-12-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Unlike 2012, this year didn't see my experiments in the story department of Hindi films. Last year, there were films such as 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Vicky Donor' and 'Kahaani', which were not only technically sound but also were experimental in many ways. The cash registers...
  • Irrfan bags best actor trophy at Dubai Film Fest for 'The Lunchbox' 14-12-2013 04:25 PM

    Dubai: Acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan won the best actor award for his brilliant performance in 'The Lunchbox' at the 10th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Irrfan won the award Friday in the Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature category, while films writer-director Ritesh Batra got a special mention for screenplay...
  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 14-12-2013 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: The trends suggest that commercial filmmakers like to follow the path much travelled rather than trying their hands at something new in the Hindi film industry. However, there are people who are trying to strike a balance between commercial and critical aspects. Here is my list of ten...
  • Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox' reaches Zurich 16-11-2013 01:06 PM

    Mumbai: One of the most acclaimed movie of recent times, 'The Lunchbox', has released in Zurich, a unique event indeed for a Hindi film. "It's freezing over here. But Zurich is gorgeous. We're promoting the film here for a weekend release," lead actress Nimrat Kaur said from Zurich. The Swiss...
  • 'The Lunchbox' selected for Asia Pacific Screen Awards 12-11-2013 03:34 PM

    Melbourne: Director Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox' is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year. The awards will be held in Brisbane next month. According APSA official statement, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced the names of 39 films...
  • India blew its chance at Oscar, says Danis Tanovic 27-10-2013 01:48 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Academy Award winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tavonic is upset with Indian decision makers for choosing a 'good film' like 'The Good Road' over its 'best horse', 'The Lunchbox' as the representative to compete for the Oscar in the best foreign language film category this year. And he is...
  • Dharamshala film fest starts on a high note with 'The Lunchbox' 25-10-2013 10:48 AM

    Dharamsala: The second edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) Thursday began with the screening of 'The Lunchbox', which proved to be an inspiring choice to open the event. This unusual yet mesmerising love story starring Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur opened to a packed house in Tibetan Institute...
  • 'The Lunchbox' to open Dharamshala International Film Festival 23-10-2013 02:32 PM

    Dharamsala: With some of the best indie films from Poland, Sri Lanka, Australia and Laos participating, the second edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), starting Thursday in McLeod Ganj, promises to enrich viewers' exoerience about different societies and cultures. Being organised in the scenic locales of Dharamsala, Himachal...
  • I'd have wiped out if Akshay hadn't supported me: Anthony D'Souza 22-10-2013 01:16 PM

    Mumbai: 'Blue' director Anthony D'Souza would have gone into oblivion had it not been for Akshay Kumar's support. Now he marvels at the response to his new film 'Boss', and he is planning an aerial adventure drama. "It's a pet subject. It's a project close to my heart. And I...