- Germany / USA / India
- 1h 50min
- Directed by: Ritesh Batra
- Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar
Rafi (Siddiqui) is a middle-aged street photographer who makes a modest living snapping tourists in Mumbai, but then he has to pretend that a photo of Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) is in fact of his fiancée.
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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 fiance, Miloni. When his grandmother demands to meet her, he tracks her down, a younger woman who lives comfortable with her parents while studying to become an accountant, and convinces her to fake their relationship. Despite the differences in their culture, status and economical background, they form a unique bond. The director Ritesh Batra brings the skill he brought to The Lunchbox, to this tale extracting new emotion and resonance from the tale. "Its an artful look at two misfit loners who find each other. But only just. ★★★★ Four Stars" - Kevin Maher, The Times
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Photograph29 Jul 2019
Nawazuddin Siddiqui heads up this restrained romantic drama set in Mumbai, from Ritesh Batra
After two English-language efforts of varying quality – the bland Robert Redford / Jane Fonda vehicle Our Souls at Night and the more robust Julian Barnes adaptation The Sense of an Ending, writer-director Ritesh Batra returns to his native India for…
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