Plot = Rafiulla (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a debt – ridden street photographer, clicking and selling photographs of tourists visiting the Gateway Of India.
He approaches a tourist Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) and requests to click a photograph of hers.
The movie is then based on how love blossoms between the two !!!
Opinion = I believe the movie should not have been named PHOTOGRAPH.
The most suitable title would be BOREDOMGRAPH.
Because, as the runtime of the movie increases, the boredom graph also goes in line.
I am still not able to figure it out that why the Director has made this movie at the first place.
Why an actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui a part of this SHIT.
It was like, screen par movie chale jaa rahi hai, audience ne ticket ke paise bhar diye hain, to unko movie dekhni pad rahi hai.
There is no excitement, no emotional connect with the characters, no food for thought by the screenplay, nothing at all.
The movie even doesn’t pick up pace post interval.
It’s one of the most disappointing movies of 2019 and will always be counted among the worst movies in Nawazuddin’s career.
Performances = Last year, while giving interview to Anupama Chopra, Nawazuddin had said that he himself never enjoys parallel cinema or contemporary style of filmmaking, as it lacks the “entertainment quotient”, heavily.
Then, I am not able to fathom that why did he chose this one?
Since the director himself was not clear about what he is willing to convey with this movie, the talent of the lead pair, Nawazuddin and Sanya, got completely wasted.
The graph of their characters was linear throughout, which did not engage the audience at all.
The saving grace of the movie was the performance of actress Farrukh Jaffar, as Rafiullah’s grandmother. Her comic timing and dialogue delivery was praise – worthy.
Actors like Sachin Khedekar, Vijay Raaz, Jim Sarbh and others were completely wasted.
Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Writer – Director Ritesh Batra has used the same style of filmmaking, which he had used in THE LUNCHBOX in 2013.
Honestly stating, I did not like both of his movies and found them extremely boring and unnecessarily lengthy.
If the director is not able to communicate his vision to his audience, through his craft, then there is no point in taking credit for anything.
Ritesh, if you are reading my review, then I would humbly request you to improve your filmmaking skills and make it more audience – friendly.
If you cannot do it, then please stop torturing us with your useless scripts and copied plotlines.
I was so bored in the movie that I don’t care what effort has the technical team made from their end.
Audience ko to mazaa nahin aayega boss!!
Rowdy Rating = 1.5 / 5