Amazon Prime Video is on a roll, having announced 40 new titles of original series and movies to be released in India over the next two years. One of the most anticipated titles amongst them was Modern Love India, a series with Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad as the backdrop for each of its three series.
Modern Love – Mumbai is out now and this love anthology of six stories packs a punch as six stellar directors present narratives that are closest to our hearts. The city of dreams is at the backdrop of each story of Modern Love -Mumbai . Here’s why you need to see this show on right now!
Stories don’t get any more real than this
Modern Love Mumbai is about six different stories of people in Mumbai. Be it a story of post-marriage blues, struggles for individual identity in a relationship, or fighting family for love, the series explores the most unexpected corners of daily life. Compiling myriad viewpoints and struggles of the aam aadmi facing love in all its forms across race, age, gender, and societal stigma, the series offers the omniscient solution of love to all botherations, and that is just so energizing!
Legacy of six directors across the fabric of Hindi cinema
Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Shonali Bose, Alankrita Shrivastava, Dhruv Sehgal, and Nupur Asthana are all names that are known to bring films that stay with their audience forever. The vivid colours, moods, and narratives teased in the trailer do justice to each of their reputations, and will compel you to find out what happens in the end.
Eclectic cast that tries to bring out the true essence of Mumbai’s diversity
We have Chitrangada Sen and Arshad Warsi playing the quarreling married couple, Fatima Sana Shaikh living life to the brim with the support of a well-meaning security guard. There is Yeo Yann Yann and Meiyang Chang playing a North-Eastern mother-son duo, while Pratik Gandhi plays a gay man in love with a chef, played by Ranveer Brar. We also see the ever-so-gracious Sarika essay the role of a mature woman falling for a much younger man, played by Danesh Razvi. Finally, we see Masaba Gupta and Ritwik Bhowmik have a budding romance in the streets of Thane. These actors bring out the soul in the stories, thus making it binge worthy!
Love stories beyond just romance
Modern Love – Mumbai is not just your typical romance. It portrays love that transcends apparent romantic annotations and unveils human longing in platonic, parental, sexual, familial, marital, and individual forms. Packaging love across the shifting sentiments of society and time, these stories present a mirror image of our lives that we recognise and relish instantly.
Every story has a bit of Mumbai in it
Modern Love- Mumbai is love seen in the kaleidoscope of a lens called Mumbai. The stories navigate through the evergreen attitude of Mumbai and its people, a city that never sleeps when it comes to work and life! Maybe you can find something of your own in it too?
Heartwarming stories that make us smile
Be it the candid back-and-forth between the mother-son duo of Yann and Chang, or the way Fatima’s character embraces freedom, we smile. We beam with joy looking at Ritwik and Masaba’s on-screen romance and empathize seeing Chitrangada and Arshad struggle for personal space. We smile at Gandhi and Brar’s sheer happiness in each other’s company. The trailer alone gives us a long-lasting smile and gives off all the right vibes to become one of our all-time favourites!
Modern Love- Mumbai promises to showcase love beyond boundaries we may or may not face everyday, and gives a much-needed breather of love and laughter amidst high-octane action or unnerving thrillers.