14/12/2016 12:29 PM IST | Updated 14/12/2016 12:44 PM IST

The Trailer Of Lunchbox Director Ritesh Batra's Next, 'The Sense Of An Ending', Is Here

The film, a British drama, boasts of a magnificent cast.

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Ritesh Batra, who sprang up on the indie scene with The Lunchbox, a film that went on to receive unparalleled critical and commercial response across the world, is finally ready with his next film.

Three years after The Lunchbox opened in theaters, the trailer of Batra's next film, The Sense of An Ending, finally dropped online earlier today.

Moody and appropriately gripping, the trailer introduces us to the film's stellar cast -- Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Dockery even as the narrative jumps back and forth in time.

The film, an adaptation of Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name is essentially about a reclusive old man who's forced to confront ghosts of his past when a mysterious letter arrives from the mother of one of his girlfriends from his younger days.

The narrative dwells into the inconsistencies of our memory and the many lies we tell ourselves to suppress an inconvenient truth.

By all measures, the book doesn't lend itself to film, a thought echoed by Batra himself in a previous interview with HuffPost India, but fans of the novel will likely be pleased with the film's atmospheric treatment of its source material.

The Sense of an Ending is also Batra's first English-language directorial and is set to open in cinemas on March 2, 2017.

Batra had acclaimed playwright Nick Payne to co-write the screenplay and here's the first glimpse into the duo's collaboration.

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