We’ve learned that Amazon Prime Video is developing a romantic comedy anthology with six well-known Hindi cinema directors. Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Alankrita Shrivastava, Shonali Bose, Anjali Menon, and Dhruv Sehgal have all teamed up with the streaming giant to launch six unique stories about love and loss.
Anthologies have recently become a popular trend. OTT platforms have been churning out anthology after anthologies, catering to a wide range of audiences. From Lust Stories to Unpaused to Ajeeb Daastaans to Ray to Navarasa, Indian directors have just recently begun to fully exploit the format’s potential, which allows for a wide range of stories while remaining simple to watch due to its short length.
The trend is expected to continue, with a bevy of new anthologies on the way, including the one we’re revealing tonight exclusively. The effort is an Indian adaptation of Amazon Prime Video’s successful American anthology Modern Love, which was inspired by real-life personal essays from the same famous New York Times newspaper column.
The Indian edition of the John Carney anthology would include authentic love stories set in India. Only the concept and title from the American anthology have been kept, and the film will feature new stories set in different parts of India.
This massive performance will have a cast of well-known and talented actors who will explore love in all of its forms, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self-love. Modern Love has been in the works since August and will soon be released in Mumbai. Rangita Pritish Nandy, the creator of Amazon Prime’s Four More Shots Please! series is presenting this anthology through her label Pritish Nandy Communications.
This is her second anthology for Amazon Prime Video, following Unpaused, which was set and recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown. The five stories of love, new beginnings, second chances, and optimism were directed by Raj & DK, Nitya Mehra, Nikkhil Advani, Avinash Arun, and Tannishtha Chatterjee.
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