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Stanley Ka Dabba is a film about Stanley (Partho Gupte), who is a fourth grader at Holy Family school in Mumbai and is very popular among his friends. He is talented and well liked by his peers. The English teacher, Ms. Rosy, (Divya Dutta) is particularly impressed with his creativity, wit, and humour. Stanley is shown with a bruised face in the opening scene of the movie. On being questioned about it by Ms. Rosy, he concocts an elaborate story, much to her amusement. His humorous essays and offhand poem recitations make him her favourite in class. However his imagination is not always rewarded (his science teacher (Divya Jagdale) rebukes his attempt at constructing a light house as part of the class project since it does not adhere to the topics covered in class).Wikipedia

Stanley Ka Dabba Reviews


This is a film with the perfect ingredients; made with honesty and a touch of innocence. No wonder it leaves you feeling very rewarded.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


`Stanley Ka Dabba’ is a heart-warmer that wraps itself securely around you, making you wholly unwilling to let it go. And Partho, director Amol Gupte’s son, who plays Stanley, lights up the film. As do his companions.

Raja Sen


The best, purest film to come out of Hindi cinema in a while, this. Take a bow, Man With No Tiffin. Take a bow while we take off our hats.

Nikhat Kazmi
Times Of India


Don't miss this rich and nuanced soul curry for both, the young and adult heart.

Mayank Shekhar
Hindustan Times


The realism gently, warmly sucks you in. You sit back, sometimes reminisce, mostly observe. The take-home for the viewer is entirely experiential. As with all good experimental films.

Let me warn you that Stanley Ka Dabba is slow. In places, the story seems stretched. The climax is predictable and not entirely convincing. But I recommend that you make time for the film. It has an inherent sweetness and honesty that will stay with you long after the film is over.


Watch Stanley Ka Dabba as soon as you can. It’ll probably be the best film you’ll be watching for a long time to come.


On the whole, Stanley Ka Dabba is a well-made film and well-intentioned too, but its commercial prospects seem to be bleak unless schools prompt their little students to patronise it in a big way.

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


On the whole, STANLEY KA DABBA is a sincere, noble, well-intentioned film that tells a moving story with earnestness. One of the finest films of our times, this emotional journey is a must watch. Thumbs Up!

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


Few films tug your heartstrings like this tale of the eminently likable Stanley. It also marks the fabulous debut of Gupte as a director, a reassuring effort of a man who know exactly what he wants to show and how.


STANLEY KA DABBA is absolutely delicious. Make sure you devour it.


Stanley Ka Dabba is definitely worth a watch for the simple reason that it has a pure soul. No unnecessary frills added just to increase commercial value of the movie.

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