Little Box of Sweets

Poster & Reviews

“A promising first feature…Little-Box-of-Sweets-Poster-NEW….appealing echoes of Jean Renoir’s The River..” Tom Dawson Channel 4

* Recommended film of the day 26th Aug 2008 – Evening Standard

 “..Filmmaking sisters Meneka and Sheenu Das debut with a touching, confident love story…..Treading the well-worn path of love that never runs smoothly, director Meneka Das still succeeds in creating a winning story that rejects Bollywood song and dance in favour of gentle drama” – Rob Daniel, Sky Movies

“..A simple, saccharine-free love letter to a fast-disappearing India… an impressive directorial debut by U.K.-based actress Meneka Das…..It’s a movie of feelings and atmosphere, part eulogy to a “simpler” past, but without becoming an exotic postcard. Its simplicity is in the tradition of the ’50s and ’60s films of writer-director Bimal Roy..” Derek Elley, Variety magazine

“…pleasant, lushly shot film” – Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard

 “The rich colour of the locations, sincerity of the story telling all help to make this a modestly engaging production” – Daily Express

 “…A very handsome piece, with a strain of authentic, dust-blown poetry in its image-making that proves hard to deny or resist…….. there’s definite promise behind the camera – and there aren’t all that many female directors at large within the non-Bollywood Indian cinema. With perseverance, the right support and an even slightly better script, Das could well have the field to herself….” – Mike McCahill, Film Critic (Flixter)

“What a charming film! Full of passion, emotion…great performances, story and cinematography” – Sandy Leiberson, Former Chairman Film London

“One of those little films that captures a spirit that we seem to have somehow lost” – Nikki Beddi BBC Radio

“…..evokes images of a rarely seen yet utterly believable Mother India….” Anil Sinanan, Times Bollywood Film Critic





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