Photograph




Photograph


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.

Photograph was written and directed by Ritesh Batra who also wrote and directed The Lunchbox.





Running Time
Rating
100 minutes
14A
Release to DVD: T.B.A.






The Critics Comment

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RogerEbert.com/Nell Minow
It may be that the stories in movies are all the same. But it can be lovely when a movie like this one finds a different way to tell them.

Christian Science Monitor/Peter Rainer
It's a movie that takes its own sweet time getting to a conclusion that will surprise no one, but it has a stillness, an evocativeness, that expresses far more than its rather paltry plot.

NPR/Ella Taylor
The action - if that's what you call two people wandering around Mumbai - unfolds with the slow, intimate rhythms of classic Indian cinema, lightly juiced with the goofy high spirits and populist common touch of Bollywood.

TheWrap/Tricia Olszewski
Miloni and Rafi's shy romance becomes sweet because of, not despite, the languid pace of its development.

Los Angeles Times/Gary Goldstein
Patient viewers that enjoy films that take their sweet (in a good way) time to tell a small, human and relatable story should find writer-director Ritesh Batra's... "Photograph" a lovely, charming and gently transporting journey.








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