Movie Review: Photograph (2019)

Box Office: TBA

The plot revolves around a struggling street photographer Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), based in Mumbai, who works day and night to pay off an old family debt. His grandmother (Farrukh Jaffar) wishes to see him married and constantly pressurizes him to find a suitable match. He convinces his grandmother by showing her a picture of a shy stranger, Miloni (Sanya Malhotra). When Rafi’s grandmother further prods to introduce her to his fiancé, he tracks down Miloni, a student belonging to a middle-class family. Rafi convinces her to fake their relationship, to which Miloni readily agrees. Despite the difference in their culture, status and economic background, the two form a unique bond. The film is a love letter to Mumbai, bringing the city out as a character sheltering the two protagonists and their extraordinary journey.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “A delicate little gem”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
3.5 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Utterly Believable In Evocative Romantic Tale”
3.5 “Ritesh Batra treats us to another delightful film.”
3.5 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Utterly Believable In Evocative Romantic Tale”
3.0 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra are excellent in unusual love story”
3.0 “Photograph isn’t a perfect shot and is lured by exquisite nothingness but it’s intriguing and takes you back in time. “
3.0 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra’s whimsical tale says a lot, but not enough”
3.0 “A Vintage Romance With The City Of Mumbai!”
3.0 “A Tender, Meditative, Poetic Film”
Average Reviews
2.5 “The film gets really tedious because there’s nothing more to this fascination with poverty.”
2.5 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Sanya Malhotra starrer Ritesh Batra directorial provides unsatisfying soul food”
DNA India
2.5 “The Colors In Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Sanya Malhotra’s Photograph Fade To Grey.”
DNA India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “PHOTOGRAPH is too niche and ambiguous and coupled with the lack of buzz it’s chances of success at the box office are slim.”
2.0 “Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra steal hearts in this convoluted love story.”
2.0 “The Nawazuddin-Sanya film is a letdown”

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