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PHOTOGRAPH

by Ritesh Batra

synopsis

Rafi works hard to stay afloat as a photographer in Mumbai. Sharing his modest accommodation with other unmarried men, he sends his money home to pay off his father’s debts and dreams of a better life. One day he takes a picture of a young woman in front of the Gateway of India – and from this moment on he can think of nothing else. Miloni is a model student attending a school for auditors and is headed for university. Theirs are two irreconcilable worlds. When Rafi’s grandmother arrives, determined to marry off her grandson, Miloni agrees to masquerade as Rafi’s girlfriend. As the two begin to meet more and more often, Rafi shows Miloni, who has led a sheltered existence, unknown facets of their city.

international title: Photograph
original title: Photograph
country: India, Germany, United States
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Ritesh Batra
film run: 110'
screenplay: Ritesh Batra
cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Vijay Raaz, Jim Sarbh, Akash Sinha, Saharsh Kumar Shukla
cinematography by: Ben Kutchins, Timothy Gillis
film editing: John F. Lyons
art director: Shruti Gupte
costumes designer: Niharika Bhasin
music: Peter Raeburn
producer: Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, Ritesh Batra, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Michel Merkt
co-producer: Jeff Rowles
executive producer: Smriti Jain, Gaurav Mishra, Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari
production: Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, KNM, Poetic License (IN), filmscience (US), Skywalk Films (IN)
backing: Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg (DE)
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