Will The Lunch Box make it to the Oscars?

The Lunchbox gets overwhelming response at Telluride Film Festival.

Friday, August 30, 2013 | 5:41:26 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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the lunchboxTelluride Film Festival announced its official program selections for its 40th anniversary edition on 28th August, 2013. Every year thousands of industry and cinema lovers flock to this Festival in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado without knowing the program which is unveiled only on the first day with very limited number of films from across the world selected for screening at this prestigious festival. 
"I am thrilled to be in Telluride and in a line up that includes my favourite filmmakers- the Coen brothers, Jason Rietman and Robert Redford. Its very surreal to see our little film getting such overwhelming responses here; hope The Lunchbox continues to bring accolades to India," says Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunch Box. 

This festival is also very significant for the fact that many of the films selected for screening at TFF have gone on to win the Oscars in recent years. These include Fog of War, Brokeback Mountain, The Lives of Others, Babel, The Last King of Scotland, Juno, Slumdog Millionaire, Up In The Air, The King's Speech, Black Swan, A Separation, The Artist, The Descendants and Argo. Maybe this marks the start of this film's Oscar journey. The Lunchbox, featuring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui had its premiere at the International Critics' Week of the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year where it won the audience award, Grand Rail d'Or and then went on to win the Audience Choice Award at the World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam.

The Lunchbox is slated to release in September 20th 2013 in India.

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Posted on: 31 August 2013 at 12:38am
Last time instead of the 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Barfi!' was sent from India to Oscars... I hope this time India learns from its mistakes and send a good film instead of a superhit/blockbuster film... Oscars value good films... They are least bothered about which Indian film scored how many crores...
Please also make Karan Johar stay away from this film... He should make such films himself first rather than sticking around and trying to take credit if this film wins any international award...

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Posted on: 31 August 2013 at 12:18am
Great ! If it is grabbing accolades . Irfan khan is a great artist. Proud of him

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