Review of the movie “The lunchbox”

The movie is about a service system in India, were people make lunch boxes and a delivery company on bikes serves them to the right people. The people that make the lunch boxes can be restaurants, house wifes, a friend and so on. Then the delivery person fetches them and delivers them by bike.

The story is about a delivery gone wrong. A lunch box that doesn’t reach the right destination, however always the same destination, so the same person gets the lunch box each day. The right person is really the husband, but the husband gets the delivery from the restaurant each day instead. However the person that gets the wife’s lunch boxes likes them very much.

The wife understands that her husband doesn’t get the lunch boxes, since he said he liked a special menu, that she didn’t make. When she learns that she starts sending notes with the lunch box. She doesn’t mind if her husband finds out, since he didn’t even notice he didn’t get the right lunch box each day. The man that does get her lunch boxes starts to reply.

In the beginning she thinks he is rude, since he hasn’t thanked her for the meals at any point. However by each letter they start to form some kind of friendship with each letter. They share thoughts about life and marriage and so on.

They decide to met one day, but he fails to turn up. Why? You have to see the movie yourself. It is a very good movie. It doesn’t end expected. And the movie shows life from a normal point of view really. I like the movie. It is calm and interesting, and you cannot wait to know more. It is one of those “feel-good”-movies, to put it that way. A realistic world view as well as ending is portraid in the movie. It is not a Disney-movie, no it is not even Bollywood, even though most likely made there. It is a good Indian movie, that takes part in Bombay (Mumbai).

The movie very much potrays my view of India, hence I have been there to visit. The noises are there, the traffic, the people, the culture, everything is very much the regular India from my perspective. It is very well portrayed in this film.

The actors are good, realistic portraits of Indians. The food is very much in focus in this movie. India is a spicy country, with a lot of chicken, lamb, vegetables and rice in the dishes.

The older man is a well-known actor, Irrfan Kahn, and I have seen in him in other movies also. He has been in both Hollywood movies and Bollywood movies. Many famous ones. The house wife is played by Nimat Kaur, and I have seen her as the bad guy in Homeland before. I haven’t seen the apprentice to the older man before, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in any other movies, but his movie list was long at IMDB. I would say that the house wife and the older man are most seen in the movie, then the supporting actor is played by Nawazuddin. The husband has more of a bicharacter role and is not that visible in the movie, he is more made like a “shadow” of a man, in many ways that is also how his personality is and by letting him be in the shadows of the movie that personality is enhanced to the role he plays. The list of Indian movies for Nawazuddin is long, so I guess he is a real Bollywood star. Good looking too, as well as the house wife.

I would like to give the movie 4 stars out of 5, for portraying a realistic happening in a realistic way and still making it interesting enough to see.

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Christmas baking

In our kitchen the activities before Christmas are taking place. However we have yet no Christmas tree. I guess none of us have been up to it. Having pets makes it difficult, they just want to eat everything in the Christmas tree or play squirrel and break all the parts in it. At least the younger pets insist on that. So we have not put up any Christmas tree. I don’t feel like it either. I have no energy left. I could need a break. However if there is work I will do it, since I need the money.

My partners employer won’t pay any salary at the end of December. My partner has gotten almost all of the salaries so far, just missing 1/4th of November salary now. However it isn’t fun to be without my 1 1/4 of my partners salary during Christmas. However I get a good salary this month, so thanks to that all the bills can be paid. I can also reinvest my money into my on of my savings account that has been broken down totally in parts. However, withdrawals from the others have made those accounts almost empty, just to manage and pay the bills. I don’t think it is especially funny. I have asked my partner to end its employment and start working somewhere else. My partner has applied for a few jobs, to few. I think my partner needs to be more active in the job searching. In Sweden it is easier to get a job if you are working. Which I think is very strange. I am working, but part-time and I am not permanent. However I have worked a lot at the end of this year. I needed that, however my health and studies doesn’t need that. I haven’t turned in my paper, so I am late with one paper. I have another exam coming up to. I need to do two exams during the Christmas period. I have no energy, my body aces and I am tired. I am totally wasted if you ask me. My back is hurting, it is due to the work I have been doing. It is not good for my body. It is the wrong work for my body. Being outdoors and standing up isn’t my thing. I get cold and my back doesn’t want to play ball.

Well. Christmas presents to the kid are finished. I couldn’t get one thing, I cannot afford it. However perhaps we will buy a cheaper version with a gift certificate we have gotten when my partner attended a study. Perhaps we will use that and buy a cheaper one. One of the stores, where the gift certificate is valid, offers a cheaper one.

Then we have to buy one gift certificate to my sibling and her partner. The other ones won’t be able to attend Christmas, they are working. That is the problem being in public jobs, they work holidays.

Well. This week has been expensive in many ways. The bills have piled up and it is not fun being the only solid income, that is low paid usually. We have had other things happening also, that cost money. It has been a tough week, both economically testing, physically challenging and energy exhausting. But still Christmas is coming. This time I won’t be able to put in money for charities. I hope that will change and I will be able to do that next year.

Well. That is the Christmas period. A lot to do and economic stress on top of that. That is life, but we all get through it in the end.

Children’s films more violent than adults

Some American scientists took the time to watch through childrens movies from 1937 til 2013. Their findings were that children’s movies contain murder and abuse than adult movies. No silk gloves about the real world in childrens movies. Perhaps kids should see reality documentaries instead, perhaps reality is less violent than the children’s movies.

The study was presented in the British Medical Journal, according to Expressen.



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