Podcast: Photograph + Hobbs & Shaw | feat. Ritesh Batra

This week we delve in to the intimate pairing that’s setting hearts racing across the globe: Hobbs and Shaw. Plus we talk to Ritesh Batra, director of 2013’s feel-good hit The Lunchbox, about his new film Photograph.

First up, we discuss the latest from writer-director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox, The Sense of an Ending), Photograph is a charming tale of unlikely romance set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Mumbai. Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a struggling street photographer who takes tourist portraits at the Gateway of India. When he meets Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a shy stranger from an affluent family, he convinces her to pose as his fiancée after his overbearing grandmother decides to pay him a visit.

And then we bring out the big guns, as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham take an offramp from the juggernaut Fast & Furious convoy for this stand alone tale featuring two of the series favourite characters. Rogue outsider Shaw (Statham) and US agent Hobbs (Johnson) are forced put their deep loathing for each other aside to fight back against Idris Elba’s Brixton, a genetically enhanced super villain.

Discussing the films this week are podcast regulars Sam Howlett, Ed Frost, Kelly Powell and Jake Cunningham

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@SamHowlett_1 - Sam Howlett

@jakehcunningham - Jake Cunningham

@ks_powell - Kelly Powell

Produced by Jake Cunningham

Edited by Mark Towers