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'The Lunchbox' reaches Zurich

One of the most acclaimed movie of recent times, "The Lunchbox", has released in Zurich, a unique event indeed for a Hindi film.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 12:44:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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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 media and movie lovers are reportedly agog about this unconventional love story between two bereft souls in Mumbai who never meet.

"It's amazing over here," said Nimrat, adding: "After 'The Lunchbox' releases here in Zurich this week, we are off to Berlin to promote the film there. We'll be in Germany for a week. Then we proceed to France to promote the film in French cities for a week."

Speaking on the film's journey, director Ritesh Batra said: "The love for the film has been very overwhelming beyond anything I expected. All the love that the film got outside India would not have meant anything if it didn't succeed at home.

"I think it worked in India because it's a sincere attempt to look at Mumbai and its people."

"The Lunchbox" was made with French and German collaboration, and hence the wide release in Europe.

"Only 50 percent of the money (for the film) came from India. The rest we had to generate from outside India. There was also a German and a French producer. So that money which was raised from France and Germany had to be used in those countries. That is the rule.

The film stars Irrfan Khan as the male lead, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a supporting role.


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Posted on: 17 November 2013 at 7:06am
This movie deserves a big round of applause...it's a beautiful movie and deserve a appreciation...
thank god! atleast it did quite well on box office in India, if not i will be disappointed because generally, sensible movie with low budget always flops in India...

it's great achievement for India as well as Bollywood movies to be released in Switzerland rather then shooting the whole movie or picturing the dream sequence there...

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Posted on: 16 November 2013 at 3:41pm
It's a beautiful movie and deserves praise.

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Posted on: 16 November 2013 at 10:18am
It really is an achievement for a bollywood movie to be released in Switzerland.. It's been about 10 years that they stopped showing bollywood movies in cinemas her. Kudos

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Posted on: 16 November 2013 at 6:54am
it deserves the appreciation it is getting!!

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Posted on: 16 November 2013 at 12:53am
One of the most beautiful and sensible movies made in recent time. THIS is what you call cinematic art.

I wish this film was India's official Oscar Entry, but oh well.

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