A struggling street photographer Rafi (Siddiqui) takes a picture of shy Miloni (Malhotra), who runs off before he can present it to her. With his hectoring grandmother pressuring him to marry, Rafi placates her with the photo – a ruse that brings these two souls from different social classes together and transforms their lives in ways they could not expect.
Germany/India/US 2019 – Hindi, Gujarati, English with subtitles – directed by Ritesh Batra with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar – 110 min
There is something persuasive about Batra’s gentle worldview, his faith in people and love restorative – EMPIRE
As in Batra’s feature debut, “The Lunchbox,” which also saw an unlikely pair fall for each other under rom-com-like circumstances, the desire for human connection is never far from mind. Sometimes, as it does here, the search for that connection makes the journey a pleasure – THE NEW YORK TIMES
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