Photograph

Directed by Ritesh Batra
2018
India, USA, Germany
110 minutes
All Ages
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Ritesh Bhatra (The Lunchbox, SFF 2014) returns with a whimsical love story about a Mumbai street photographer who convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Manto, SFF 2018; The Gangs of Wasseypur, SFF 2012) plays a street photographer who plies his trade at the Gateway of India. An impending visit from his demanding grandmother means that Rafi must make good on his promise to settle down. He somehow convinces Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a stranger he photographed on the street, to pretend to be his fiancée so as to satisfy his grandmother. The extremely shy Miloni, a promising accounting student, is from a different social milieu to Rafi and is herself being pressured into marriage by her parents. The deception leads to many funny incidents, but also genuine tenderness between Rafi and Miloni. In this frenetic, sometimes harsh city, a quiet and unlikely romance slowly takes shape.

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 21 - 23: Tickets also available for Photograph at TFF Newcastle.

A lovely ending feels like a throwback to the old-fashioned big screen romances of yore. Gorgeously-shot in Mumbai, 'Photograph' will find its following with hopeless romantics… 'Photograph' entrances when it’s swimming through the city with its star-crossed lovers.
Fionnuala Halliagan, ScreenDaily
Writer-director Ritesh Batra’s first Indian film since his debut feature has the same quiet streak of wistful sentimentality that made The Lunchbox so globally beloved — and, for that matter, the same softly-softly humanity found in his two subsequent English-language efforts, The Sense of an Ending and Our Souls at Night.
Guy Lodge, Variety

Tickets

Sun 9 June
6:30pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Mon 10 June
4:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Past Event Cancel
Fri 14 June
4:25pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
7pm
Casula Powerhouse
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Special Presentations, Festival Hits
Year
2018
Classification
All Ages
Country
India, USA, Germany
Language
In Hindi, English and Gujarati with English subtitles
Director
Ritesh Batra
Producer
Ritesh Batra, Viola Fügen, Neil Kopp, Michael Merkt, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, Michael Weber
Cast
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukah Jaffar
Screenwriter
Ritesh Batra
Cinematographer
Ben Kutchins
Editor
John F. Lyons
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Indian Subcontinent, Asia, Comedy
Company Credits
Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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