Amazon Prime Video and Everest Entertainment today announced the exclusive digital premiere of the upcoming direct-to-stream Marathi drama Photo Prem on May 7th in India, coinciding with the highly anticipated launch of the movie’s trailer. Photo Prem is an interesting story about Maee, a housewife who seemed worried about being forgotten by future generations after her death because she doesn’t look good in the “old pictures” of herself. The film captures Maee’s journey to overcome her fear in front of the camera and eventually she manages to click on a perfect picture. Photo Prem is produced by Aditya Rathi, Mehul Shah and Gayatri Patil and directed and co-written by Aditya Rathi & Gayatri Patil.
The trailer gives a glimpse into the meaningful life of Maee, where she worries after seeing a childhood picture of a deceased person. The thought of not having any recent photos of herself makes her wonder how people will remember her when she leaves this world. It takes Maee on a fascinating quest to capture that one defining shot for an image.
Watch the trailer here:
Debutant and co-writer Aditya Rathi said of his film: “Photo Prem is an unusual story of a very common scenario that everyone can relate to. It beautifully shows the emotional and most often human side of a person, thinking about how the world will remember him when he ceases to exist. I am excited to partner with Amazon Prime Video, which will allow us to reach audiences across the length and breadth of the country, beyond Marathi-speaking viewers. Thanks to the successful release of our film Picasso on Amazon Prime Video, we are pleased to now release Photo Prem on the streaming service. Needless to say, Marathi cinema has put out some great content lately and I’m sure Photo Prem will be a great addition. “
Seasoned artist and lead actress Neena Kulkarni said, “Photo Prem has such a nuanced and thoughtful storyline and it was a privilege to star in this film. The film shows one of the most innocent and purest emotions, and I’ve done everything in my power to live up to the character. The quintessence of ‘Maee’ in Photo Prem deserves to be featured as widely as possible. It’s a movie for everyone and I hope it will be showered with the same amount of love that we made it with. “
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During a funeral, Maee, a typical housewife realizes that in such situations they often look for a photo of the deceased to keep in their memory. She realizes that being a photophobic she doesn’t have a good picture to leave behind. This makes her think that she might simply be forgotten by generations to come, as without a picture they will not be able to relate to her. Worried, she sets out to overcome her fear in front of the camera and take a good picture. But will she be able to get an image that would define her? And will people be able to relate to it?