Star-studded Modern Love adaptation Modern Love Mumbai showcased the shades of love Mumbai celebrates every day. Modern Love Mumbai cast Pratik Gandhi, Arshad Warsi, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Chitrangda Singh, Wamiqa Gabbi, Masaba Gupta, Prateik Babbar, and Ritwik Bhowmikk in key roles.
The web series is set to explore 6 unique yet universal stories of human connection and love in its varied forms – romantic, platonic, parental, sexual, familial, marital, and self-love. Modern Love Mumbai showcased 6 different stories which somehow represent Mumbai as a whole.
Sadly, the Modern Love Mumbai web series has been leaked online and is available for free download on various torrenting websites. However, we suggest you watch online Modern Love Mumbai on Amazon Prime Video.
Here take a short look and other important details about the Modern Love Mumbai web series.
My Beautiful Wrinkles
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava.
Cast: Sarika, Danesh Razvi, and Ahsaas Channa
Helmed by Alankrita Shrivastava, My Beautiful Wrinkles shows a love story of an older woman and a young man. Danesh Razvi as a young man falls for Sarika who is 30 years older than him. The story is penned through Sarika from Dilbar’s perspective.
From the cinematography to acting performances, the short film My Beautiful Wrinkles shines. Alankrita tap into women the way that you aren’t allowed to judge her at any given moment. The writing of the short film is crisp and thought-provoking.
Director: Hansal Mehta.
Cast: Pratik Gandhi, Ranveer Brar, Tanuja, and ensemble.
Hansal Mehta’s short film Baai is the tale of a homosexual couple and their challenging existence in society. Even though the chemistry between Ranveer Brar and Pratik Gandhi falters at some key moments in the film, it is Tanuja’s Baai performance that took the center stage.
The Baai looks at the couple as lovers regardless of their gender. With the short film, Hansal Mehta is making his commentary clear on the topic which is still taboo.
I Love Thane
Director: Dhruv Sehgal.
Cast: Masaba Gupta and Ritwik Bhowmik.
Gen-Z is still pretty much confused about the difference between infatuation and love. Director Dhruv Sehgal managed to hold the audience’s attention throughout the conversation of the lead characters.
The story is a complete hook with sly metaphors and two completely different characters interacting with each other. For instance, Dhruv took the story from Mumbai to a remote place Thane and made us fall for the beauty of the place.
Director: Vishal Bharadwaj
Cast: Meiyang Chang, Wamiqa Gabbi, Yeo Yann Yann, and Naseeruddin Shah.
The magician filmmaker put the big societal issue and blend it into a close homely story with his short film Mumbai Dragon. The short film focuses on the casual racism faced by Northeast Indians. The story focuses on a Chinese family having Mumbai roots.
Ming falls for a Gujarati girl Megha and the conflict begins. A character casually says “Ek Chini Tumse acha gata hai”, to which Ming replies “Me Indian hoon”. His mom calls Megha a vegetarian witch. The director managed to show the insecurities of both worlds.
Director: Shonali Bose.
Cast: Fatima Sana Shaikh, Bhupendra Jadawat, and Dilip Prabhavalkar.
Fatima Sana Shaikh starrer Raat Rani is a story about Self Love. The story of Lalzari (Fatima) is brilliant among all these 6 stories. Fatima Sana Shaikh emerges as a star in this short film. She brings innocence, arrogance, and vulnerability so well that it is hard to believe it is Fatima.
Director also plays with metaphors showing a trembling cycle that gets smooth with time, a bridge that Lalzari learns to climb, both practically and metaphorical. The crushing of the societal norm and restrictions.
Director: Nupur Asthana
Cast: Arshad Warsi and Chitrangda Singh.
Cutting Chai short film is a nod to everyone who has come to this city with dreams and those who went for a toss entirely, just to give you a fate you never thought of. And it takes one to that corner where they replay their life and think about the things that never happened.
Cutting Chai is a short film introduces a great idea, seems like we have already seen it. The short film has a fresh touch, but that isn’t enough.
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