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Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a single street photographer working the crowd at the Gate of India in Mumbai, convinces Melonee (Sanya Malhotra), one of his shyer subjects, to pose as his fiancée in order to silence his meddlesome friends and grandmother. Love takes time, and while writer and director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) deserves credit for his deliberate pace in bringing together his two lovers, the end result falls far short of its promise. Love is in the air; why the need for a suicidal ghost to bring things down? And talk about a dearth of l’amour toujours. Our romantic lead goes to great lengths to track down the last remaining “bottler” of his beloved’s favorite soda. The manner in which the visit to the manufacturer is lit and scored, you’d swear Rafi was there to make funeral arrangements. With Farrukh Jaffar in the Maria Ouspenskaya role, trying without luck to help make this affair one to remember. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Thursday, February 20

7:30pm

Friday, February 21

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Saturday, February 22

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Sunday, February 23

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Monday, February 24

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday, February 25

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, February 26

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

Thursday, February 27

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm

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