Feature Name: Photograph
Director: Ritesh Batra
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffer
The one word to describe Photograph would be underwhelming.
It’s an unlikely love story between a tourist photographer Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and an upper-class CA student Miloni (Sanya Malhotra). Rafi convinces Miloni to get clicked by him as she is on a stroll at Mumbai’s Gateway of India. She leaves without even paying him but they meet again. Meanwhile, Rafi’s grand mom (Farrukh Jaffer), who lives in a village, is desperately trying to get him married. To calm her down, Rafi lies to her that he’s found a girl named Noorie and asks Miloni to be that girl until his granny is in Mumbai.
It’s an interesting plot that has endless possibilities. But there isn’t a lot happening in the film and you feel bored after a while. The characters are definitely interesting but it’s the script that doesn’t have enough in it to keep you involved. The editing also feels abrupt on many occasions. You get the feeling that the plot is stretched a lot and it would’ve been better had the film been a short
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is dependable and fine as on most occasions. Sanya Malhotra plays an introvert’s character flawlessly. Farrukh Jaffer is terrific.
Apart from a very few good moments, Photograph doesn’t offer much. We give it 1 star with no kinks.
Feature Name: Photograph Director: Ritesh Batra Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffer The one word to describe Photog...1.0