Photograph 15

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This film was last shown on 14 August 2019

From Ritesh Batra, director of 2013’s acclaimed The Lunchbox, comes this affecting, bittersweet romance.

Struggling street photographer Rafi works day and night to pay off an old family debt. His grandmother is pressuring him to get married, so to keep her quiet he shows her a picture of his supposed fiancé, Miloni. When his grandmother demands to meet her, he tracks down Miloni – a younger woman who lives comfortably with her parents while studying to become an accountant – and convinces her to fake their relationship. Despite the differences in their culture, status and economic background, Rafi and Miloni form a unique bond.

A carefully crafted sensitive take on romantic barriers of colour, caste and class in India, Photograph explores the desire for human connection, shot against the glowing, extraordinary city of Mumbai.

Director
Ritesh Batra
Country
India, UK, USA
Year
2019
Duration
1 hour 49 minutes
Cast
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sachin Khedekar, Sanya Malhotra

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