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Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 13 May 2011 (India)
A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box.

Director:

Amole Gupte

Writer:

Amole Gupte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Partho A. Gupte Partho A. Gupte ... Stanley (as Partho)
Numaan Sheikh Numaan Sheikh ... Aman Mehra
Abhishek Reddy Abhishek Reddy ... Abhishek
Sai Shara Shetty Sai Shara Shetty ... Ne batatawada khaya!
Monty Sarkar Monty Sarkar ... Dabba Gang
Leo Crasto Leo Crasto ... Dabba Gang
Tijo Thomas Tijo Thomas ... Dabba Gang
Ganesh Pujari Ganesh Pujari ... Dabba Gang
Walter D'Souza Walter D'Souza ... Right-handed Bench-mate
Divya Dutta ... Rosy Miss (English teacher)
Divya Jagdale Divya Jagdale ... Mrs. Iyer (Science teacher)
Raj Zutshi ... Rajendranath Zutshi (History teacher)
Rahul Singh ... School Principal
Aditya Lakhia ... Parshu (Peon)
Shashank Shende ... Stanley's Chacha
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Storyline

Stanley studies in an all-boys Holy Family High School in Andheri East, Mumbai. While his class-mates bring their very own Tiffin-boxes, Stanley does not do so on the pretext that his mother is away, and shares food with Aman Mehra and others much to the chagrin of the Hindi Teacher, Babubhai Verma, who not only cajoles fellow-teachers, but virtually forces children, to share their food with him. With extra classes being imposed on both students and teachers, and the recess-breaks being doubled, parents are also forced to pack more food in lunch-boxes. When students evade Babubhai and continue sharing food with Stanley, he calls the latter aside and warns him that he cannot attend school until and unless he brings his own food. Watch what impact this has on Stanley, teachers, and his class-mates. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A little story with a BIG heart

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | Gujarati

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Stanley's Tiffin Box See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,593
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dabba- full of mirch and masala!!
27 May 2011 | by pkt_kumar511See all my reviews

I can clap for the whole day for those school children who did a remarkable job and hard work, not even missing the Saturday-Sundays and other holidays of school and instead participating in this theatrical drama. Hats off children. Secondly, great acting by Stanley Amole Gupte and Divya Dutta and other staff too. The best part of the movie is that there is no flaw in it except the duration of the movie. I think they could have added much more to it. But i suppose the director wanted to keep it short and simple.Movies like these makes me proud that yes we( Bollywood) also have something to present, something original.I wont be surprised if it will be given the National Award for best film. The TZP team have did it again. Great work. We need more of such kinds.This movie will fetch your heart in the beginning only and you will crave for more. Don't miss it


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