Lunchbox

I have recently been to see the movie, The Lunchbox. I highly recommend it. I will not spoil the story, but it involves the (incredibly rare!) mix-up in delivering lunch in Mumbai. About half a million lunches are moved around Mumbai daily in a complex network by ‘Dabbawala‘ (one who carries the box) using bicycles and trains.

Saajan, the depressed accountant about to retire from his job, receives lunch from the also-yearning-for-love Ila, that she had intended for her husband. Ila is guided by the heard-but-never-seen (Oh I get it!) voice from above, ‘Aunty’.

The story rotates around a Christian (Saajan), a Hindu (Ila), and a Muslim (Shaikh). What unites them (and transforms them) is food and communication…

If I tell you any more I will spoil all that you can draw out of this personally, in a sermon, or in a discussion group… Save that I follow One who drew draws people through food and communication… and then transforms us…

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