Every year, the Hindi film industry comes out with close to 1000 films a year, and (excuse the blanket statement, but we're sure you agree with us) about 900 of them are love stories. We are the masters of churning out multiple versions of the girl-meets-boy-and-they-fall-in-love premise.
And who is the master of them all? Yash Raj Films. They've been the pioneers in love stories since Rajesh Khanna's Daag back in 1973. Think of all the romantic milestones of the industry, and YRF will probably be behind most of them. And yet, they churn out fresh takes on love and romance every year.
It takes a different kind of talent to do the same thing differently, time and again. This time, YRF's youth division Y Films, has come out with a new web series titled 'Love Shots' which they are calling a collection of six short films with a twist.
" Love Shots is our gear shift from web series to the short films format -- guaranteed to get you high on love," said Ashish Patil, head of Y Films, at the premiere of the series.
First in the series is a film titled The Road Trip, and it stars Nimrat Kaur and Tahir Raj Bhasin (of Mardaani fame). The 10-minute short film revolves around a married couple whose car breaks down on their way to Pune from Mumbai.
The most refreshing thing about the film is not its actors or the fact that it is dialogue heavy (akin to the Before Sunrise series), but it is realistically showing a conversation between a married couple, which steers from old crushes, to older brothers and even the couple's preferred taste in music.
Nimrat Kaur is a breath of fresh air (as she usually is) and even though she plays quite the typical wife character, her responses are genuine. Bhasin, on the other hand, (apart from looking drool-worthy) matches up to Kaur's authenticity to a point where it seems as a though there is no camera and you're eavesdropping on a private conversation.
If we reveal anything else about The Road Trip, we'll be giving away crucial elements about the film. What you should look out for however, is a small snippet of their next film Koi Dekh Lega at the end of the film, starring the yummy Saqib Saleem, and Shweta Tripathi, of Masaan fame. Also don't miss the soothing single 'Life Changes Everything' helmed by Nischay Parekh and Ankur Tiwari, who is also the director of The Road Trip.
Watch the film down below: