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Old 05-05-2014, 14:23
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This is a beautifully observed and acted film, set in Bombay.

Irrfan Khan plays a widowed, ageing office worker who accidentally receives the lunchboxes prepared by housewife Nimrat Kaur for her indifferent husband. It sounds like a cheesy premise but Khan and Kaur turn in understated, subtle performances redolent of loneliness, desire, hope and sadness. Crowded, busy Bombay is brought to life on the screen and you get an insight into office life, which seems similar to Britain fifty years ago.

The lunchboxes in question are those circular, stacked, metal tins, containing hot food, that are delivered to office workers by bicycle. Don't be surprised if you come out of the cinema craving Indian food.

I've never been a fan of Bollywood films, finding them clichéd and silly. Dabba is in a completely different class and shows what Indian directors are really capable of.
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