At least once or numerous times in your life, you must have been to an overcrowded tourist place, been chased by photographers eager to capture your moments at a bare minimum price and you probably turned them down. Who knew that a mere photograph could mark the beginning of so much more? The trailer of Ritesh Batra's upcoming release Photograph is a glimpse of one such heartwarming tale, which can well be put across as an unconventional love story as well.
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra, Photograph sums up its story in its name. Nawaz, a photographer who meets Sanya in Mumbai and offers to take a picture of her so she could reminisce the moment from her trip, is unable to get her off his mind. Sanya seems to be seeking numerous answers while Nawaz is in love but is restrained nevertheless. It almost looks like photographs become a stronger expression than language as their proximity grows. Meanwhile, Nawaz wants Sanya to pose for a picture as his fiance so that his grandmother stops looking for a bride for him. The trailer is a little more than two minutes of affection, beautifully told.
Ritesh Batra's directorial debut The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur not only won hearts of critics and audience alike but also premiered at the Cannes 2013 and won the Rail d’Or (Grand Golden Rail) honour.
Photograph, also starring Jim Sarbh, Vijay Raaz and Geetanjali Kulkarni in other roles, releases on 15th March.