Indian audiences are used to the lovey-dovey and rosy romance that Bollywood has made us to believe with an overdose. While not much has changed in the B-town, its digital counterpart is showcasing love stories that are real and extremely relatable. Be it live-in relationships or confused couples, Indian digital entertainment is full of romances that will resonate with real life.
Here are some web series that have successfully portrayed millennial romances in its truest form. Read on:
Little Things – Dice Media:
Dhruv and Kavya (essayed by Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar) are the live-in couple, whose life is sans any ‘overdramatised’ romance. They find love in little things and that is what makes the web series special and relatable. Obviously no one magically teleports to the Alps during every romantic rendezvous.
Married Woman Diaries – SonyLiv:
The very much in love and married duo – Shweta and Rishi – (Suzanna Mukherjee and Abhishek Rawat) are the true blue millennial couple. They fight incessantly at times, but also make sure they make each other feel special. Isn’t that what most of today’s couples do?
What The Folks – Dice Media:
Whoever indulges in the typical saas-bahu drama these days in real life, especially when the daughter-in-laws are corporate slaves, and bear the work pressure? Taking a more real life take on the concept of ‘in-laws’, Dice Media’s What The Folks spoke of a son-in-law spending time with his wife’s family. The constant support the duo (Nikhil and Anita played by Veer Rajwant Singh and Eisha Chopra) provides each other is something that millennial couples will relate to.
Permanent Roommates – TVF:
Long-distance relationships are such a new age thing, with work commitments taking people different places across the globe. Tanya (Nidhi Singh) and Mikesh (Sumeet Vyas) played a couple who are not too sure of marriage after sometime of long-distance relationship. Eventually, they decide on being ‘roommates’ to gradually upgrade their relationship. It’s called being practical!
Girl in the City – Bindass:
Another confused couple Meera and Karthik (Mithila Palkar and Rajat Barmecha), portrayed what many new age couple undergo – a need for the companionship, without the burden of being a ‘couple’.
Bang Baaja Baaraat – Y Films:
Shahana and Pawan (played by Ali Fazal and Angira Dhar) are the perfect confused couple of today. After a date set by Tinder, the two go on to marry each other, which was another elongated case of confusion.
These were some titles that have set the bar for romance on the digital platform. Here’s hoping future web series can upp the ante and we will continue to have more realistic content to stream.