The Lunchbox directed by Ritesh Batra wins the Audience choice award at World Cinema FilmFestival in Amsterdam
–       The film will be presented by UTV, Karan Johar and DAR Motion Pictures in India on September 20 and is a ROHFILM, CINE MOSAIC, ASAP FILMS, and SIKHYA ENTERTAINMENT Production; and co-produced by ARTE France Cinéma and National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

Mumbai, August 20, 2013: With the release of the Lunchbox trailer recently, the film is already garnering rave responses. Meanwhile the film and director Ritesh Batra have been creating waves worldwide too.

After bagging the audience choice award at the recently concluded International Critics Week at the Cannes film festival and winning the Best Directors’ award at the Odessa international Film Festival, the film has now won the audience choice award at the World Cinema Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Having opened the prestigious film festival, the film was in competition along with 7 other first feature film including Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi’s The Past. The film in addition bagged the audience choice award and cash prize at the festival.

“It is a big honour and very humbling to win at a festival that showcases the best in world cinema this year. Many Thanks to the festival and my lovely team” says director Ritesh Batra.

“Karan Johar’s says Lunchbox is truly emerging as an audience friendly love story across the world…a favourite all the way!!!…after winning hearts at massive international platforms it’s all set to appetise the Indian market very soon….this ones the best item on the film menu list!!!

“I am delighted at The Lunchbox win. The journey has been great so far and so glad Karan and UTV are on board to present the film. Here’s to a lot more accolades, Ritesh and the team truly deserve every bit of it” says producer Guneet Monga

“Great content has always been key but it is also true that today, more so than ever before, movies that deal with different themes and subjects are getting huge appreciation from an audience that is hungering for great content. It’s an incredibly encouraging time for filmmakers, artistes and studios who try to push the envelope, when movies like The Lunchbox get this sort of acclaim. We believe good content transcends boundaries and with The Lunchbox we intend to reach out to as wide an audience as possible across India,” said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director – Studios, Disney UTV.

Gearing up for a release on September 20, 2013, The Lunchbox produced by Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC, ROH Films, CineMosaic and ASAP film is being presented by UTV, Dar Motion pictures and Karan Johar.