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Ritesh Batra, 2013
First, you have to understand how it works: how countless thousands of Indian city office workers are delivered a homecooked hot lunch daily, via a crazily labour-intensive system of trains and bikes and loading and unloading, the dabbawalas hardly ever making a mistake.
But just occasionally they do: and when, in this indie romance, Irrfan Life of Pi Khan gets the wrong delivery, all sorts of emotional heat starts to accompany the dal in the hotbox.
Charming, feel-good, beautifully shot: perfect for a takeaway-on-the-sofa evening.
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