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      Default Modern Love: Mumbai

      Venue: Amazon Prime

      The original Modern Love is an anthology film based on New York Times real-life stories. It was something special to experience particularly the episodes about bipolar disorder (an excellent Anne Hathaway) as well as the memorable episode about a European based doorman. Several years later, the show returns with its focus on love in all forms set in the city of Mumbai.

      Episode One: Raat Rani

      This episode explores the power of self-esteem and independence and a spirited Fathima Sana Shaikh successfully conveys a can-do attitude with boundless energy in her performance. The way the character brushes aside her partner's betrayal and moves forward made this episode all the more positive and memorable. Of all the episodes, this one showed the city's spirit and energy the best, from skyscrapers, slums and night-time shots. Even the flyovers the protagonist overcome have an important role to play in the story along with the scooter at the beginning followed by a cycle. R: 3.75/5

      Episode Two: Baai

      A well-acted and executed episode on gay marriage, it is the universality of love, be it in the food you cook, one of the grand parently kind and the love that comes from acceptance against societal taboos, which makes this all the more moving. All the performances are worth mentioning, especially that of Tanuja Samarth as the matriarch. R: 3.5/5

      Episode Three: Mumbai Dragon

      Visually appealing with lovely music (this is Vishal Bharadwaj after all), this piece is elevated by an at-times funny at-times touching performance by Meiyang Chang. The flashback to the family's roots in Mumbai was also well done. However, the conflicts could have been fleshed out better and the sub-plots didn't seem all that interesting either. The climax was neatly done though. R: 3.25/5

      Episode Four: My Beautiful Wrinkles

      The exploration of sexual desire amongst older women for younger adults and vice-versa is the highlight here along with a subtly effective performance from Sarika. The film is an affirmation of growing old gracefully and living life to the fullest in the present no matter your age. The predictability was a negative after the main incident occured, though. R: 3.5/5

      Episode Five: I Love Thane

      An entertaining episode about dating and finding the right person, we've all been there. The work-place relationship between the two adults and how it organically develops through conversations has been unhurriedly and effectively done. Especially noteworthy is the terrific performance by Ritwik Bhowmik as Parth whose expressions, body language and dialogue delivery was especially relatable. R: 3.5/5

      Episode Six: Cutting Chai

      Cutting Chai explores the difficulty in love and acceptance at a mid-life crisis point between husband and wife. I loved how the episode used a writers' imaginatory flash-backs and flash-forwards to depict 'what if' scenarios. It's How the what if scenarios seamlessly merge into accepting the present situation that is the episode's biggest highlight. Though Arshad Warsi was funny as the never-on-time husband, this is Chitrangda Singh's show all the way. R: 3.75/5

      Anthology films are always undermined by the inconsistency between episodes. However, this particular anthology's remarkable consistency across episodes makes it a winner. It would be difficult to pick a favourite episode. The relatability and cultural factor makes this Modern Love a potential rival to the original in terms of quality. Really brought out the different shades and moods of love so well.

      Highly recommended.

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      Thx AK

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      Thanks Aravind..

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      Thanks AK
      INDUSTRY HIT MOVIES [based on datas]

      1.ജീവിത നൗക 2. ചട്ടമ്പി കല്യാണി 3.തച്ചോളി അമ്പു 4. അങ്ങാടി 5.മൈ ഡിയർ കുട്ടിച്ചാത്തൻ 6.ഇരുപതാം നൂറ്റാണ്ട് 7. ചിത്രം 8. കിലുക്കം 9. മണിച്ചിത്രത്താഴ് 10. അനിയത്തിപ്രാവ് 11. ചന്ദ്രലേഖ 12. ആറാംതമ്പുരാൻ 13. നരസിംഹം 14. രാജമാണിക്യം 15. ക്ലാസ്മേറ്റ്സ് 16. ട്വന്റി -ട്വന്റി 17. ദൃശ്യം 18. പുലിമുരുഗൻ *

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      thanks

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      Thanks all. The soundtrack is also a wonderful listen and as consistent as the episodes of the anthology

      Modern Love: Mumbai Jukebox | Nikhil D’Souza, Ram Sampath, Jeet Gannguli, SEL, Vishal Bhardwaj - YouTube

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