Photograph

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    Photograph

    Directed by

    Germany, India, USA

    2019

    116 min

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Gujurati

    Drama, Romance

    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.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    Sanya Malhotra
    Farrukh Jaffar
    Vijay Raaz
    Virendra Saxena
    Geetanjali Kulkarni
    Jim Sarbh
    Akash Sinha
    Saharsh Kumar Shukla
    Amarjeet Singh
    Shree Dhar Dubey
    Sachin Khedekar
    Lubna Salim
    Brinda Chinmay Nayak
    Screenplay
    Ritesh Batra
    Cinematography
    Ben Kutchins
    Timothy Gillis
    Editing
    John F. Lyons
    Production
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    Press

    The storytelling can be immersive - Batra shades in the leads and their worlds with a human specificity that makes PHOTOGRAPH compelling in a slice-of-life way, particularly regarding class in India.

    Aisha Harris, The New York Times

    Ritesh Batra

    Ritesh Batra

    India

    Ritesh Batra is a writer/director based in Mumbai and New York. In 2009, Batra was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors labs for his feature project THE STORY OF RAM. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenburg Fellow. His short films have been presented in many international film festivals and fine arts venues. His recent short CAFÉ REGULAR, CAIRO (2012), shot on location in Cairo, Egypt won the Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the Oberhausen International Film Festival and the Jury Special Mention at Tribeca Film Festival. His feature screenplay THE LUNCHBOX won an Honorable Mention from the Jury at the 2012 edition of the Cinemart at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and was part of the Berlinale Talent Project Market. His latest film PHOTOGRAPH (2019) stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

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