• 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
    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
    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
    Nikhat Kazmi
    Times Of India


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

  • Mayank Shekhar
    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
    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
    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.

  • Prateeksha Khot
    Prateeksha Khot


    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.