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Ritesh Batra is a Director, Ecrivain and Executive Producer Indian born on 12 june 1979

Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra
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Nationality Inde
Birth 12 june 1979 (40 years)
Awards Filmfare Awards

Ritesh Batra est un réalisateur et un scénariste indien, connu principalement pour son film The Lunchbox (2013).

Biography

Ritesh est né et a grandi dans une famille de la classe moyenne de Bombay. Son père travaille dans la marine marchande et sa mère enseigne le yoga. Leur fille ainée a un commerce de thé à Bombay. Ritesh étude brièvement à l'Université de New York mais quitte les lieux avant de terminer des études de cinéma. Il étudie l'économie et travaille comme consultant pendant trois ans avant de reprendre des études de cinéma. En 2009, il épouse Claudia Muñoz, une Mexicaine originaire de Puebla ; leur fille nait en 2012 pendant le tournage de The Lunchbox.

Il présente ses courts-métrages dans plusieurs festivals et devient renommé pour ces portraits nuancés de gens ordinaires. Un de ses courts est d'ailleurs acheté par Arte. Il écrit et réalise des courts-métrages comme Café Regular Cairo, Gareeb Nawaz's Taxi et The Morning Ritual. Il a également joué dans un court-métrage nommé Super. Full.

Son film The Lunchbox est présenté au Festival de Cannes 2013 dans le cadre de la semaine de la critique et est vendu à travers le monde dans les deux jours suivant cette projection. Il est ensuite présenté aux festivals de cinéma de Telluride, Sarajevo, Toronto et Londres. The Lunchbox sort en Inde en septembre 2013 et obtient 4 millions de dollars américains au box-office indien, un record pour un film indépendant indien. Cinq semaines après sa sortie, il était encore projeté sur trois cents écrans à travers le pays.

Best films

The Lunchbox (2013)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ritesh Batra (3 films)

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Director

The Sense of an Ending, 1h48
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, Freya Mavor
Rating62% 3.1484153.1484153.1484153.1484153.148415
Vieil homme divorcé et retraité, Tony Webster est hanté par son passé tumultueux, jalonné d'histoires d'amour chaotiques et d'amitiés brisées.
Our Souls at Night, 1h41
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer, Bruce Dern, Phyllis Somerville
Rating68% 3.444863.444863.444863.444863.44486
Addie, une veuve âgée, propose à son voisin Louis, également veuf, de passer la nuit avec elle pour faire connaissance et pour combler leur solitude. Les deux solitaires tombent amoureux...
The Lunchbox, 1h44
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nimrat Kaur, Lillete Dubey, Denzil Leonard Smith, Shruti Bapna
Rating77% 3.8976553.8976553.8976553.8976553.897655
Saajan Fernandes is a widower, about to retire from his job as an accountant. Ila is a young wife seeking her husband's attention, looking for ways to put romance back into her marriage, one of which is to cook delicious food for him. Through a rare mix-up of the famous "dabbawalas"" (a complicated system that picks up and delivers lunches from restaurants or homes to people at work) of Mumbai, the lunchbox Ila prepares for her husband gets delivered, instead, to Saajan. Ila eventually realizes the mistake and with the advice of her aunt living in the apartment above her, writes a letter to Saajan about the mix up and places it in the lunchbox ( along with her husband's favorite meal) the next day.

Scriptwriter

The Lunchbox, 1h44
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nimrat Kaur, Lillete Dubey, Denzil Leonard Smith, Shruti Bapna
Roles Ecrivain
Rating77% 3.8976553.8976553.8976553.8976553.897655
Saajan Fernandes is a widower, about to retire from his job as an accountant. Ila is a young wife seeking her husband's attention, looking for ways to put romance back into her marriage, one of which is to cook delicious food for him. Through a rare mix-up of the famous "dabbawalas"" (a complicated system that picks up and delivers lunches from restaurants or homes to people at work) of Mumbai, the lunchbox Ila prepares for her husband gets delivered, instead, to Saajan. Ila eventually realizes the mistake and with the advice of her aunt living in the apartment above her, writes a letter to Saajan about the mix up and places it in the lunchbox ( along with her husband's favorite meal) the next day.

Producer

The Lunchbox, 1h44
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nimrat Kaur, Lillete Dubey, Denzil Leonard Smith, Shruti Bapna
Roles Executive Producer
Rating77% 3.8976553.8976553.8976553.8976553.897655
Saajan Fernandes is a widower, about to retire from his job as an accountant. Ila is a young wife seeking her husband's attention, looking for ways to put romance back into her marriage, one of which is to cook delicious food for him. Through a rare mix-up of the famous "dabbawalas"" (a complicated system that picks up and delivers lunches from restaurants or homes to people at work) of Mumbai, the lunchbox Ila prepares for her husband gets delivered, instead, to Saajan. Ila eventually realizes the mistake and with the advice of her aunt living in the apartment above her, writes a letter to Saajan about the mix up and places it in the lunchbox ( along with her husband's favorite meal) the next day.