The hit Amazon Prime Video show Modern Love is getting a desi spin-offs. The online streaming platform has dropped the first poster of the project and revealed that the series will feature six films. The original series was based on real-life stories that featured in the the New York Times. Modern Love: Mumbai brings together six Indian filmmakers — Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Shonali Bose, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Shrivastava, and Nupur Asthana — to tell their stories.
The series will feature soul-stirring and uplifting stories that are rooted in the heart of Mumbai. The anthology includes:
RAAT RANI – Directed by Shonali Bose, starring Fatima Sana Shaikh, Bhupendra Jadawat, and Dilip Prabhavalkar
BAAI – Directed by Hansal Mehta, starring Tanuja, Pratik Gandhi, and Ranveer Brar
MUMBAI DRAGON – Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, starring Yeo Yann Yann, Meiyang Chang, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Naseeruddin Shah
MY BEAUTIFUL WRINKLES – Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, starring Sarika, Danesh Razvi, Ahsaas Channa, and Tanvi Azmi
I LOVE THANE – Directed by Dhruv Sehgal, starring Masaba Gupta, Ritwik Bhowmik, Prateik Babbar, Aadar Malik and Dolly Singh
CUTTING CHAI – Directed by Nupur Asthana, starring Chitrangda Singh and Arshad Warsi
“We are delighted to partner with Amazon Prime Video once again for a prestigious franchise like Modern Love which already has a massive fan base across the globe. We believe that just like New York, the city of Mumbai also has a mesmerizing charm, which we have explored and captured,” said Pritish Nandy.
He added, “With the most wonderful cast of masters and contemporary, Indian and international actors and some of the finest directors, writers and music creators that we have today, Modern Love Mumbai beautifully negotiates through the different shades of love that Mumbai, the city of dreams, throws up and celebrates. I am confident that every story in this anthology series will tug at and win the audiences’ hearts. As they say, love makes the world go round and it’s been our absolute pleasure to partner with Amazon, John Carney, and the New York Times in bringing to India these stories of everyday love with everyday people in a whole new normal kind of celebration.”
The other adaptations of the series include Modern Love: Chennai and Modern Love: Hyderabad.
Produced by Pritish Nandy Communications, Modern Love: Mumbai will stream from May 13th.