Director Ritesh Batra made his name with ‘The Lunchbox’ back in 2013, a lovely understated story of a man and woman who become accidental pen pals. He returns with another high-concept film, executed with an organic touch, that’s as beautiful as its predecessor.
Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) is a quiet young woman from a modestly prosperous family in Mumbai studying to become an accountant. On a stroll past the Gateway of India monument, she agrees to have her picture taken by Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who does the same all day, every day for tourists at 50 rupees a piece.
What Miloni doesn’t know is that Rafi’s grandmother is pressuring him to marry and he later uses the photo to prove to her that he is dating someone. Now, the grandmother (Farrukh Jaffar) is coming to town and Rafi must track down Miloni and ask her to pose as his girlfriend. (Subtitles)