Indian romantic drama – THE LUNCHBOX – realease on Dvd & Blu Ray.

LunchboxTHE LUNCHBOX (PG) INDIA 2013 DVD – £15.99 BLU-RAY – £19.99

Hindi romantic drama directed by Ritesh Batra and starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur. Khan plays Saajan, a widowed Indian accounts clerk approaching retirement, who mistakenly receives a lunch box through Mumbai’s daily delivery service. The lunch box was intended for the indifferent husband of lonely housewife Ila (Kaur) and Saajan sends back a note to state the mistake but thank her for the food regardless.

However, his love for her food comes as a surprise to Ila, who is more accustomed to her thankless husband, and she decides to keep sending the lunch box for Saajan. The two begin exchanging notes and soon they reveal more to each other through their correspondence than they would to anyone else…

In Hindi with English subtitles

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Volume 3 to the – SATYAJIT RAY COLLECTION – released on dvd

Satyajit Ray Collection 3THE SATYAJIT RAY COLLECTION: VOLUME 3 (PG)  INDIA  BENGALI £29.99

Three films from the final phase of the career of Indian master of cinema Satyajit Ray. Om Puri stars in ‘The Deliverance’ (1981), a critique of the Indian caste system, as Dukhi, an ‘untouchable’ who approaches the village Brahmin to ask him to suggest an auspicious date for his daughter’s upcoming wedding. The Brahmin promises to do this in exchange for Dukhi performing some household chores for him.

But the chores prove too much for Dukhi, who dies before they are completed. ‘The Home and the World’ (1984) explores the relationship between a woman (Swatilekha Sengupta), her husband (Victor Banerjee) and his best friend (Soumitra Chatterjee) in the chaotic aftermath of the partitioning of Bengal into Muslim and Hindu states. ‘The Public Enemy’ (1990), an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play ‘An Enemy of the People’, depicts the deep-rooted superstition and ignorance that give rise to conflict in a small Indian town.

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September releases of Indian films issued on Blu Ray

Big CityTHE BIG CITY (PG) 1963  INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI                     BLU RAY £19.99
In order to help with her family’s financial situation, Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) finds work as a saleswoman. Despite her husband Subrata (Anil Chatterjee)’s insecurity over this, when he loses his job, Arati becomes the sole provider for her family.
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CowardTHE COWARD (KAPURUSH) (PG) INDIA RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI           BLU RAY £19.99
Stranded in a small town, a screenwriter is shocked to discover that a girl he once loved is now married to the tea plantation owner who has offered to put him up.

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HeroTHE HERO (PG) 1966 INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI  BLU RAY  £19.99
Bollywood drama directed by Satyajit Ray. Aditi is a pretty journalist who interviews the film star Arindam Mukherjee on a train trip to Delhi, and flashbacks are used to illustrate the main events in the actor’s life.
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Holy ManTHE HOLY MAN (PG) 1965 INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI  BLU RAY  £19.99
A widower and his daughter as they become more and more influenced by the Holy man Birinchi Baba, but is really who he says he is?

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Lonely WifeLONELY WIFE  (U) 1964  INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI BLU RAY  £19.99
Cited by Ray as his ‘most flawless film’, this sensitive, moving tale of a neglected housewife in Victorian-era Calcutta is adapted from a story by Rabindranath Tagore..

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