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Ritesh Batra’s ‘Photograph’ to premier at Sundance Film Festival

  • Published at 10:58 pm November 29th, 2018
A scene from Ritesh Bhatra's 'Photograph'
The film is about a struggling street photographer, Rafi, played by Siddiqui, who persuades Miloni, portrayed by Sanya Malhotra, to pose as his fiancee to escape the pressures of marriage from family | Scroll.in

The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. Produced by Batra’s studio, Poetic License Motion Pictures, the film also stars Abdul Quadir Amin and Denzil Smith

Ritesh Batra’s Hindi-language film, “Photograph,” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival that will run from January 23 to February 2, 2019, reports Variety.

The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. Produced by Batra’s studio, Poetic License Motion Pictures, the film also stars Abdul Quadir Amin and Denzil Smith.

The film is about a struggling street photographer, Rafi (Siddiqui), who persuades Miloni, a reclusive stranger (Malhotra), to pose as his fiancee to escape the pressures of marriage from family. 

Batra, made his debut in 2013 with the Irrfan Khan -starrer film, “The Lunchbox.” 

The film will be screened at the festival as part of its world premiere section alongside 17 other titles. The other films include Bart Freundlich’s “After the Wedding,” Sophie Hyde’s “Animals,” Chiwetel Ejiofor’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” Gurinder Chadha’s “Blinded by the Light,” and David Wnendt’s, “The Sunlit Night.”

According to Variety, nine of the 17 filmmakers in competition for the festival’s top prize are women. 

Kim Yutani, the festival’s director, told Variety that gender parity in the line-up was organic and indicative of the changing times.