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Photograph Rated 15


Dir. Ritesh Batra. India, 2019. 1h 49m. Hindi/Gujarati/subs. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar, Denzil Smith, Brinda Trivedi, Lubna Salim.

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 unexpected ways. Ritesh Batra's (The Lunchbox) romantic drama is a charming tale of unlikely love set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Mumbai.

‘A tender portrait of ennui and alienation in a modern metropolis…It’s an artful look at two misfit loners who find each other.’ ★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times

‘The craft is impeccable, the performances low-key and likeable plus there is something persuasive about Batra's gentle worldview, his faith in people and love restorative.’ ★★★★ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine