Ritesh Batra‘s ‘Photograph‘ had a mild opening at the box office as Nawazuddin starrer minted ₹25 lakhs on its first day. Yesterday, Bollywood had six new movie releases which fared poorly at the box office. ‘Photograph’ was the best out of the slot as it minted a fine amount on the release day, the film is expected to do better business on Saturday and Sunday.
The movie is about a struggling street photographer, Rafiq (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) at Mumbai’s Gateway of India. He convinces an introvert young Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) to pose for a picture. The movie is about self-discovery and charming slow burn romance. The shy strangers gradually become an acquaintance and later develop feelings while living a lie, made to convince the photographer’s grandmother.
Nawazuddin once again stands out with a brilliant performance, while Sanya initially struggles but catches up her stance in front of an actor like Nawaz. He is a master of his craft and conveys his emotions effortlessly
On Friday, films like ‘Mere Pyaare Prime Minister’, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Milan Talkies’, ‘Hamid’, ‘Lal Bate Lal’, ‘Risknaama’ and ‘Sharmaji Ki Lag Gayi’ were released and these films collected practically negligible amounts. According to boxofficeindia.com, ‘Milan Talkies’ collected ₹15 lakhs and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mere Pyaare Prime Minister’ collected ₹8 lakhs.