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Photograph (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.

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Ritesh Batra
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Rafi
Sanya Malhotra ... Miloni
Sachin Khedekar ... Kanti Bhai
Denzil Smith ... Hasmukh Bhai
Brinda Trivedi Brinda Trivedi ... Saloni
Lubna Salim ... Sheilaben
Rajesh Kumar Sharma Rajesh Kumar Sharma ... Fazlu Master
Shihaan Bakshi Shihaan Bakshi ... Mohan
Akash Sinha Akash Sinha ... Banke
Seema Pravin Shende Seema Pravin Shende ... Teller
Robin Das Robin Das ... Gafoor (as Robin Kumar Das)
Bhagwan Das Patel Bhagwan Das Patel ... Kulfiwallah
Ashok Pathak Ashok Pathak ... Gopal Taxi Driver
Amarjeet Singh Amarjeet Singh ... Bilal
Saharsh Kumar Shukla ... Zakir Bhai
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Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect. From Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox).

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Film was to release on 22 February 2019.But pushed to 01 March 2019 to avoid clash with big budget Total Dhamaal. See more »

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Photograph isn't a perfect shot but it's interesting and takes you back in time.
14 March 2019 | by Tejas_Vinda_AITSSee all my reviews

Rafiq (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a struggling street photographer at Mumbai's Gateway of India, convinces a reclusive youngster Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) to pose for a picture. Their chance encounter leads to self-discovery and a fascinating tale of slow-burn romance.

The pacing is frustrating and needs a lot of patience but Batra's unique take on love, with shades of Basu Chatterjee's Chhoti Si Baat..

What does stand out is the brilliance of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He is the master of his craft and conveys unsaid emotions effortlessly. Sanya underplays a bit too much but gradually holds her own in front of an actor like Nawaz.

If you seek purpose or motivation behind someone's certain behaviour, you won't find it here so Photograph eventually struggles to keep you engaged,,However, if you appreciate ambiguity, the film leaves a lot to imagination and interpretation, which has its own charm. The open-ended climax in particular is cleverly done. It makes you ponder and crave for more.

Photograph isn't a perfect shot but it's intriguing and takes you back in time. Like love and life, it's uncertain and hopeful.


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