Critics Review


A Lingering Melody Of Silence

Photograph is a collective triumph in staying true to tell the story that unwinds itself into thin air amidst millions and. millions of hues and cries in Mumbai.(more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra's film is an outstanding love letter to the city of dreams.

"This is a country so big it has room for anything," a character says. "Anything except what it has forgotten,"someone corrects him. More than anything else, this film is poetry. Photograph reminds us to believe in minor magic. Here is a film about a city that makes room for everything, from formulaic films to ghosts. Like when posing for a camera, all we need to know is where to look.(more)

Source: Raja Sen., Hindustan Times


Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra are excellent in unusual love story

Photograph, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra attempts to embody themes of longing and nostalgia and leaves you feeling rather wistful at the end, says our movie review. It's not everyone's cup of tea. (more)

Source: Lakshana N Palat, India Today


The Nawazuddin-Sanya film is a letdown

A tiny cameo by Vijay Raaz illustrates what this film needed more of: a touch of whimsy, a kind of magic. More of this, wrapped in Mohd Rafi's honeyed voice (yes, that's why Siddiqui is named Rafi) which wafts over the film, would have made this odd couple romance much more believable.(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express


Photograph isn't a perfect shot and is lured by exquisite nothingness but it's intriguing and takes you back in time. Like love and life, it's uncertain and hopeful.

However, if you appreciate ambiguity, the film leaves a lot to imagination and interpretation, which has its own charm. The open-ended climax in particular is cleverly done. It makes you ponder and crave for more.(more)

Source: Renuka Vyavahare, Times Of India


A Tender, Meditative, Poetic Film

Photograph doesn't come together as beautifully as The Lunchbox did. The screenplay isn't as sharp or insightful. In places the film is so quiet that it feels inert. I'm not going to lie � I did get impatient. And yet the next morning, I found myself thinking about Rafi and Miloni. There is a tenderness that stays with you. (more)

Source: Anupama Chopra,


A Vintage Romance With The City Of Mumbai!

Photograph's childlike innocence will attract you towards it. Sanya Malhotra's profound performance will find its fans. Watch it if you can digest movies in this zone!(more)

Source: Umesh Punwani, Koimoi


Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Utterly Believable In Evocative Romantic Tale

Rafi tells his customers that it is the sunlight in the Photographs that they will remember long after their visit to the tourist spot. That is true of this film as well. The languid grace and unswerving geniality inherent in the making stand out. They enhance the radiance of the overall cinematic composition and make Photograph a film that will stay etched in our memories awhile.(more)

Source: Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV Movies


A delicate little gem

Whether this frustrates or fascinates you depends on how you read Photograph. For a picture is a moment, it doesn't commit, it contains. It has no past nor future, it is timeless. That is the beauty of Batra's delicate little gem. It is what it would like to remember and not what unfolds.(more)

Source: Sukanya Verma.,


A tale of love and longing where opposites attract!

Siddiqui suits the role and gives it his best, though at times, one does feel he is holding himself back from coming into his own. Malhotra is saddled with a role that looks a tad incomplete. As an educated and far more refined and urbane girl she does look like a perfect foil to his commonplace looks and behaviour; it is the unsure graph of her character(more)

Source: ARNAB BANERJEE, Deccan Chronicle