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Dabba Plot

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day's lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and

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Budget : ₹22 cr
Box Office : ₹100.85 cr

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  • 5/5
  • Unique. Touching.

A city. Two lonely people. Food. and letters. These loose strings are beautifully tied together in a gem of a story. A lonely housewife who has lots to tell but none to share with-she works endlessly to please an indifferent husband-she tries to please him with home-cooked food. But the dabba reached to one lonely old man who is amused by the food he gets everyday. To apologise for her mistake the housewife writes a letter and places it within the dabba-the man reads it and responds. They develop a bond-uncanny yet amusing.

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