Here’s our Review for Photograph Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra in the lead.
When we first saw the trailer of the film, Photograph by director Ritesh Batra, we kind of got the vibes of The Lunchbox which he directed 6 years ago.
The film encapsulates that very same order, that very same feeling, that very same routine of loneliness & individuals face.
This movie narrates a journey, between two very different individuals, which started from a chance encounter and lead them to culminate into a friendship, least expected. Director Ritesh Batra returned to Mumbai, along with that quintessential feeling, with Photograph’s Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddique) and Miloni (Sanya Malhotra).
Rafi is a photographer at Gateway of India whereas Miloni is a reclusive stranger, who gets entangled in his world involving his grandmother, posing as his fake fiance and dragging the plot towards being a farce, only without a feel of comedy in it.
Batra is a keen observer who arrested every emotion in every human circumstance so well that every individual has been remarkably dealt with. Starting with Geetanjali Kulkarni, an observant maid to Farrukh Jaffar, the perfect outspoken and merry grandmother, Batra weaved every scene with immense beauty and control.
Here is a remarkable film, about a city, about those individuals also, who is growing along with it. The film will leave a simple plain liking for what you just saw.
What’s good: The subtly strong performances by Sanya, Nawaz and Farrukh ma’am, the celebrated cinematography taking us to the ‘night we met’ Mumbai & the calming background score.
What’s bad: The over-simplistic & minimalistic approach to the storyline!
Overall, we’d rate the film 3 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐
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