India | PG-13 | 89 min.


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Film Info
Runtime:89 min.
Production Country:India
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ritesh Batra
Produced by:Neil Kopp
Vincent Savino
Anish Savjani
Screenwriter:Ritesh Batra
Cinematography:Ben Kutchins
Tim Gillis
Editing By:John F. Lyons
Cast:Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Sanya Malhotra
Sachin Khedekar
Denzil Smith


Sometimes the largest cities are also the most difficult places to make genuine human connections, and this is especially true in Mumbai, where class divisions seemingly dictate everything. Enter Rafi, a poor street photographer whose chance meeting with the lonely, curious Miloni comes at the perfect time. For the sake of an impending visit from his frail grandmother, Rafi asks Miloni to pretend they’re in a relationship. She agrees to play along, intrigued for the opportunity to escape her own sense of isolation. But will this coupling remain a temporary ruse, or evolve into something more? Writer/director Ritesh Batra, whose film The Lunchbox was a 2014 TCFF favorite, returns to the festival with this beautiful, patient look at how love and connection can bloom in the most unexpected of situations, and bridge the space between us. In Person: Director Ritesh Batra (Wed).