Rarely does one encounter a film that excites you visually but leaves you feeling continuously weary at the same time. A visual masterpiece, it was impossible to look away from the screen lest you should miss even a second of the stunning cinematography.
Even though the voluptuous beauty has had a string of box office hits, she desperately needs to few things to be a Bollywood heroine. We are really tired of her ‘same-same’ look in every movie. It’s time she got her act together (literally!).
The album begins with stylish Mika Singh number "Mumabi ke hero". This can become the anthem of Mumbai Police as it portrays them in a most heroic way. Amitabh Bachchan's dialogues from the original add nostalgia. Singer Talia Bentson kicks in with a rap and a British accent but does not really impress. It can be summed up as a cool track.
This isn't what you want to see a super-gifted filmmaker like Rajkumar Santoshi do when he gets together with a talented star-actor like Shahid Kapoor. But what to do? Everyone wants a good laugh! It makes us forget about the troubles outside. Never mind the trouble that humour seems to encounter on screen each time someone makes a comedy.
The best thing about The Lunchbox is that it doesn’t shy away from crossing lines, and lets its characters choose their journey on their own terms. The final few moments of the film struck me as perhaps the bravest to come out of Indian cinema in the recent past.