When Bollywood and your friends' social media accounts are constantly trying to feed you cliched version of love and relationships in modern times, there comes another side to the emotion presented to us in the coming together of two very unusual lovers in the movie 'Photograph'.View this post on Instagram
It's a very special feeling for me and team #Photograph & @amazonstudios as our film is been officially selected to be screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, 2019 Thank You @riteshbatra for making this possible and congratulations @sanyamalhotra_
A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Nov 30, 2018 at 2:21am PST
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra as the leading 'jodi' in this film, 'Photograph' hit the theatres earlier today amidst a lack of fervour and hype that generally follows the release of a Bollywood romantic film.
The reason might lay in the atypicality of the love story that 'Photograph' stands for. The film traces the journey of two strangers - Mumbai-based street photographer Rafiq (Nawazuddin) and accountancy student Miloni (Sanya) - and how they come together to smoothen out the ruffled feathers in each other's lives, forming a special bond along the way.View this post on Instagram
Repost from @photographamzn- It all started with a ð¸ Take a look at the official U.S. poster for #PhotographMovie, directed by #RiteshBatra starring @nawazuddin._siddiqui and @sanyamalhotra_ Coming to U.S. theaters soon.
A post shared by Sanya Malhotrað¥ (@sanyamalhotra_) on Jan 25, 2019 at 9:06am PST
Now, even though Twitter has shown close to no interest in the film whatsoever, some earnest movie-goers have given this movie a chance, and from what we have gathered from the Twitter reviews so far, it seems that while the audience has loved the director's vision, the execution hasn't been followed through. Moreover, people aren't convinced about the leading pair's chemistry and seem disappointed with the half-baked character sketches that surface in the film.View this post on Instagram
Super Excited to inform you all that after being officially selected at the prestigious #SundanceFilmFestival2019 my film #photograph will also be screened at the #berlinale2019 Thank You @riteshbatra for doing this wonder & @sanyamalhotra_ for being a wonderful part of this.
A post shared by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@nawazuddin._siddiqui) on Jan 17, 2019 at 11:13pm PST
While we are all for unusual love stories and happy endings, there is something to be said about poor delivery and going by the audience's words, 'Photograph' doesn't seem to be making the cut this time.
Here is what Twitter is saying about the film:
#Photograph is an amazing experience. I felt it, can't really explain. It lingers when it's done. @riteshbatra certainly knows to hit the right cord. @Nawazuddin_S is phenomenal as always. But I could actually feel @sanyamalhotra07's character, very relatable. #PhotographReview.— Anwesh Panda (@anwesh_panda) March 15, 2019
Runtime - 110 Minutes
Rating - ð ð ð ð 1/2
Review - A very well crafted film.
Acting - Nawaz is fantastic
What's good - Screenplay,Direction
What's bad - No chemistry between the leads
Ritesh Batra has a knack for making his actors forget about the camera. Nothing ever seems filmed. Or designed. My #Photograph Review: A delicate little gem https://t.co/v0SK78gI6n pic.twitter.com/70gFbRf4yO— Sukanya Verma (@SukanyaVerma) March 15, 2019
Watched #Photograph, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. Longing, nostalgia and a rather unique take on love, this film speaks most in its silences. But it's not everyone's cup of tea. Here's my review.https://t.co/nktV200UjD pic.twitter.com/ddZMos3Hbm— Lakshana Palat (@lakshanapalat) March 15, 2019
Photograph Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer is slow paced, ambiguous and melancholic— Bizma Gul (@BismaaGul) March 14, 2019