Photograph / India (Director: Ritesh Batra; Screenwriter : Ritesh Batra; Producers: Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani; Principal Cast:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Sanya Malhotra Rafi works as a street photographer in frenzied Mumbai, snapping improvised portraits for tourists at the city’s landmarks. When his ailing grandmother—who has always hoped that Rafi would start a family—comes to visit, he scrambles to appease her. A chance encounter with kind-hearted and lonely Miloni offers the perfect opportunity, since she is happy to play along when Rafi asks her to be his pretend companion. Yet even as the scheme throws into sharp relief the class differences and obstacles that would stand in the way of such a union, the line between hypothetical and real affections grows ever hazier. Premiere.