Ritesh Batra is a writer and director based in Mumbai and New York. In 2009, Batra was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors labs for his feature project The Story of Ram. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenburg Fellow. His short film Café Regular, Cairo (2012) was featured in the 2012 International Film Festival of Rotterdam and the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The Lunchbox (2013), his debut feature film, won the Audience Choice Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, an Honorable Mention from the 2012 Cinemart Jury as part of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, and has won awards at both the Odessa and Reykjavik International Film Festivals.

Films

Tahaan: A Boy with a Grenade
2009

Tahaan: A Boy with a Grenade (Tahaan)

Jammu and Kashmir (India), India
2009

Tahaan: A Boy with a Grenade (Tahaan)

A fable-like journey of an eight-year-old boy, Tahaan, and his beloved donkey, Birbal. Tahaan lives in the Kashmir valley with his grandfather, mother and older…

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The Lunchbox
2013

The Lunchbox

India, France, Germany
2013

The Lunchbox

Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan) is a widower who is about to retire from his job as an accountant. Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a young wife…

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