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A struggling photographer came from a city of Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai and a shy stranger posed as his fiance. Directed and written by Ritesh Batra himself, Photograph is the next movie after his world sensation the LunchBox in 2013.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra are in the lead role supported by Akash Sinha, Farrukh Zafar, and others.
It is produced by Ritesh Batra with Viola Fügen, Ronnie Srewvala, Neil Kopp, Michel Merkt, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani and Michael Weber.
With the running time of 108 minutes, Photograph is scheduled to release on 27th January 2019 at Sundance Film Festival, on 17th May 2019 in the United States and on 15th March 2019 in India. With the running time of 108 minutes, the film is releasing in India, Germany, and the USA in Hindi, Gujarati and English language. .
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Talking about the direction of the movie, Ritesh Batra is an outstanding film director, writer, and a well-known producer.
With a bittersweet comedy and romantic story of the bit Mumbai, Ritesh Batra created a world sensation in 2013 with his movie LunchBox.
The lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui also played the role dedicatedly as Rafi supported with Sanya Malhotra as Miloni.
The Plot of the Movie THE PHOTOGRAPH:
The film is the letter to Mumbai bringing two people together from two different worlds living an ordinary life. A struggling photographed came from a city of Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai. Rafi(Nawazuddin Siddiqui) a photographer in lots of debt and filled with tension to pay them is moving in his life and feeding his grandmother by clicking tourist’s photographers in Mumbai just for 50 rupees.
Miloni(Sanya Malhotra) a typical middle-class girl preparing for the CA exam and photographed on the banner of her coaching institute, separated from her family came to visit the Gateway of India.
Rafi convinced her to have a photograph with the surroundings and after a picture clicked of her a new love story between the stranger begun.
Rafi’s grandmother started blackmailing him to marry a girl as she was getting old and tired. Rafi after a bit frustration sent Miloni’s photograph to his Dadi said that he found a girl to be her wife there only.
Dadi liked the girl and came to Mumbai to increase the tension going on in the mind of Rafi. He convinced Miloni to behave as his fiance and meet his grandmother as Noori so that she cannot find out her religion, but no one knows that the relation they just formed for the sake of Dadi’s satisfaction will transform in an unnamed story of two strangers.
Rather than a love story between Miloni and Rafi, we can say that they are comfortable with each other and understanding it more from each other.
Reviews of The Photograph Movie:
The main focus of the movie is on the life an ordinary person with problems in his life something strange happening with him which he never expected.
The dialogues used are less and are present where they are necessary. Sanya Malhotra hasn’t got a boost in her career yet after her supporting role in Dangal movie. We cannot expect numbers from the movies like this, but they can give a boost to your career graph, she took a great decision by signing in for the Photograph.
Though the movie doesn’t have many dialogues of her, she played her Character Miloni very well.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Rafi played his character very well. From his acting, we can say that he was the only one made for this character.
He worked in many movies and TV series like Gangs of Wasseypur and Secred Games, he always goes deep in his character. He found a character just made for him after such a long time in his acting career. He also showed his great acting abilities in his past movie career and is flexible with his character.
Rafi’s grandmother brought humor to the story and also played an important role in building up the relation between Rafi and Miloni.
The photograph got worldwide due to its direction, cast and mainly the story. IMDB rated the movie with 6.5/10, News18 gave a high rating of 4.5/5 depending on the first show audience who have seen the movie. You can also try to book online ticket by using Freecharge Offers for movie tickets.
It will also be released in Germany and the USA, which means that we can expect a good performance from Ritesh Batra’s second jewel.
His previous movie Lunch-Box also performed well, with the rating of 7.6/10 from IMDB and 90% from Rottan Tomatoes it jumped to the collection of 4.2 million dollars on BoxOffice. For the audience, movies like Photograph can give relaxation in this busy lifestyle and can show the problems faced by a common man.