Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today premiered ‘Seasoned with Love’, a short drama film that questions the notions of love, marriage and dealing with infidelity. The film stars Sudhanshu Pandey who was part of India’s first boy band – A Band of Boys, Richa Sony who starred in popular shows – Bhagyavidhaata and Siya Ke Ram along with Flora Saini who recently starred in Begum Jaan and Stree. Directed by Lakshmi R. Iyer and produced by iRealities, Seasoned with Love is available to stream from today on Hungama Play. The short film will also be available to stream through Hungama Play on Amazon Fire TV Stick and SHAREit. Additionally, through Hungama’s association with Xiaomi consumers will also be able watch the film via Hungama Play on Mi TV.
The film’s story revolves around Malti (Richa Sony) who returns home early from her trip to surprise her husband, Arjun (Sudhanshu Pandey). Arjun, who has been cheating on his wife with Diya (Flora Saini), is caught unaware by her sudden arrival. What follows next is a series of close calls for Arjun who is trying to hide his infidelity and an unpredictable climax that resolves the stories of these three characters.
Speaking on the release of the short film, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media said, “Through our extensive catalogue on Hungama Play, we aim to offer content that enriches the viewing experience of the users. Our large multi-lingual and multi-genre collection of short films, TV shows, originals and short format videos offers endless entertainment to the audience. We are certain that Seasoned with Love will be appreciated by our audience for its unique narrative and brilliant execution.”
Speaking about her film, Lakshmi R. Iyer said, “Seasoned with Love explores the idea of love and infidelity in a modern setting. The characters are relatable and as the film progresses, one realizes that it could be either of us in that situation. I am glad that audiences worldwide will now be able to enjoy our labour of love on Hungama Play.”
Sudhanshu Pandey, who recently played a key role in the blockbuster 2.0, said, “I enjoyed working on Seasoned with Love as it had an exciting and unpredictable plot. Short-films and web series have opened many avenues for artistes and it’s platforms like Hungama Play that allow us to narrate such intriguing stories.“
Adding further, Flora Saini said, “I believe that the digital medium has really helped artistes find a stage to share their talent and platforms like Hungama Play have played a huge role in creating opportunities. Seasoned with Love is a unique story that keeps the viewers guessing till the end. It was a pleasure to work with the entire team.”
Speaking about her role, Richa Sony said, “I loved playing Malti in this short film. Most people who have seen my previous work would find this role to be a huge departure from everything I have done before. I am certain that the viewers will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making the film.“