Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Ritesh Batra
110 mins | 2018 | India
Hindi with English subtitles
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 fathers 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 Rafis grandmother arrives, determined to marry off her grandson, Miloni agrees to masquerade as Rafis 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
Enjoy breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 20 Aug.
£9.50: Film + cup of tea + something from our breakfast menu.