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Dir. Ritesh Batra
110 mins | 2018 | India
Hindi with English subtitles
- Fri 16 Aug: 7pm
- Sun 18 Aug: 1pm
- Mon 19 Aug: 7.30pm
- Tue 20 Aug: 10.45am + Breakfast Deal
- Thu 22 Aug: 7.30pm
Rafi works hard to stay afloat as a photographer in Mumbai. Sharing his modest accommodation with other unmarried men, he sends his money home to pay off his father’s debts and dreams of a better life.
One day he takes a picture of a young woman in front of the Gateway of India – and from this moment on he can think of nothing else. Miloni is a model student attending a school for auditors and is headed for university. Theirs are two irreconcilable worlds. When Rafi’s grandmother arrives, determined to marry off her grandson, Miloni agrees to masquerade as Rafi’s girlfriend. As the two begin to meet more and more often, Rafi shows Miloni, who has led a sheltered existence, unknown facets of their city.
Ritesh Batra, who caused a sensation with his debut film The Lunchbox, returns to his hometown Mumbai for this bittersweet romance. In atmospheric images that exude a quiet charm, he almost casually depicts how social stratification divides Indian society and creates a sensitive portrait of everyday life in this megacity caught between tradition and progress.
‘A throwback to the old-fashioned big screen romances of yore’
‘A lush romantic drama’
THE FILM STAGE
BREAKFAST + FILM
Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 20 Aug.
£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.