Aditya Rathi & Gayatri Patil directed the movie, Photo-Prem and the star cast of the movie are Neena Kulkarni, Amita Khopkar, Vikas Hande, Chaitrali Rode, Sameer Dharmadhikar.
Photos-prem is a funny, classic opinion about what we left for memory. But quickly lost potential with half-baked and slow speed. These words make my blood cool every time, make my brain in action, and look for reasons to avoid situations.
Therefore, when Maee (Neena Kulkarni), in photo-Prem, expressing doubts, was photographed. I could only nod my head in silence and shouted there, “I understand, girl!”
But Maee is not a gen-z like me.
He belongs to the era of classic film cameras that are coloured sepia. While I was pretty much familiar with the Candid and Selfie world, which clicked aesthetically, Maee was still struggling.
He became anxious, made the hassles every time someone completed the camera flicker. And even avoided his own daughter’s marriage to escape from the eyes of the photographer.
However, everything went to throw when Maee attended a friend’s funeral ceremony. Confused about finding a childhood image hanging on the wall to remember, he started introspection.
Maee was afraid of his future: What if he also remembered like this after he died? How will the future generation identify it? What if everyone forgets about his existence?
And most importantly, what inheritance will he leave? And so the search for clicking the perfect snap begins. But, only if it’s easy for Maee Photophobia.
He searched for his old photo album and reviewed the past to find a perfect photo. He visited the random funeral ceremony in harmless exploration, read obituaries. And even paid a visit to a local photo studio to understand the process clicked.
Placing assistance from his home assistance and a young neighbour, Maee, registered webcam technology assistance. He tried several poses, with props, with make-up, even the famous wide-open arm Shah Rukh Khan posed. Maee did not leave the stone missing.
Photo-Prem is a pretty charming to catch someone into the world:
Maee because someone can sympathize with the lack of photogenic skills. However, it fell flat when it failed to justify the Maee obsession suddenly with photographs.
It takes too long to find a perfect one click, that somewhere all goals feel lost. The writing feels patchy, with some exciting storyline to lift the Maee fixation. However, when justification rolls, it feels late and bitter.
The most beautiful part of the movie is Maee’s internal monologue. That’s when you don’t see it as a naive housewife running around her husband and her daughter’s desire.
She’s funny, sarcastic, and sometimes even vomiting dark humour. As an extraordinary Maee, Kulkarni embodied his anxiety and camera awareness. With a perfect shape and stared at the weight when time appeared to bring an agent. I, personally, root for women-prem women.
The Chaitrali layer when the house assistance gets sharp, humorous. And does not judge when it comes to the fear of Maee against the camera, unlike his family members.
This film turns emotion when Akka Amita Khopkar passes the personal tragedy. Only to realize the wishes of Maee to find perfect photos. Banking to Maee’s words to find ‘someone’s identity in a good photo’. Akka also searches for photo albums, taking pictures of funerals for themselves. Therefore increases Maee’s desire even more.
Photo-Prem is a funny, classic opinion about what we left for memories or inheritance. But unfortunately quickly loses potential with half-baked writing and even slower speeds.