The trailer of Modern Love Hyderabad, an anthology based on love, is off. The web series will be released on Amazon Prime Video on July 8, 2022. The trailer shows six heartwarming stories of love and life about what appears to be a couple, food, mother and father-daughter. It shows that love can take many forms. The series brings to life love stories that are truly unique to the local ethos and essence of contemporary Hyderabad.
Inspired by the famous New York Times column, Modern Love Hyderabad strings together six heartfelt episodes of love directed by talented filmmakers from the Telugu industry including Nagesh Kukunoor, Venkatesh Maha, Uday Gurrala and Devika Buhadhanam, and an eclectic cast featuring include Nithya Menen, Revathy, Aadhi Pinisetty, Ritu Varma, Abijeet Duddala, Malavika Nair, Suhasini Maniratnam, Naresh Agastya, Ulka Gupta, Naresh and Komalee Prasad.
Producer and director Nagesh Kukunoor, who also directed 3 episodes (“My Likely Pandemic Partner”; “Fuzzy, Purple And Full Of Thorns”; “Why Did She Leave Me There…?), said: “Love is an emotion that infinite expressions. For Modern Love Hyderabad I have tried to focus on how love helps us grow, learn to trust and forgive. In addition to being a love letter to love oneself, Modern Love Hyderabad also gives a glimpse into the extraordinary city of Hyderabad, which is steeped in of culture and history but pulsating with the vibrancy of youth.The city is the all-powerful character in all the love stories of this incredible series.We have tried to capture the beating heart of Hyderabad through the countless people who call it home.I hope that audiences recognize themselves in these stories and are in the characters we’ve created for them.”
Director Venkatesh Maha (of ‘Finding your Penguin…’) said: “What’s really great about Modern Love Hyderabad is that while the stories it tells are modern, they’re still rooted in who we are culturally. The episode I directed reflects the very real struggle of young Indians trying to find love – often to online dating sites and to friends to help them. It is not only a reflection of our times, it is also a story that highlights the changing tastes and lives of the young people of today. It’s a story where you’ll immediately relate to the person on the screen because you probably know someone like that, or maybe you are that person. To be able to share this story with the world through a fantastic platform like Amazon Prime Video is extremely exciting for me. I am thrilled to be part of a series that will put Hyderabad on the world map of entertainment!”
Director Uday Gurrala (of ‘What Clown Wrote this!) said: ‘There are more shades of love than any other human experience. With Modern Love Hyderabad, our goal was to bring out those different shades of love that go beyond romance. In my story entitled ‘What Clown Wrote This!’, you see universal themes, but through a clear Telugu lens and that’s what makes it so interesting. We delved deep into the psyche of the Telugu man (and woman) to understand what drives the current generation. I’m excited to know that through Amazon Prime Video, viewers around the world can experience our love for our city and its characters through the stories we’ve tried to tell in this series.”
Devika Bahudhanam, who directed the episode ‘About That Rustle in The Bushes’, said: “While Hyderabad is a city built on history and culture where communities from different religious backgrounds thrive together, it is also a futuristic city – the IT- hub – which leads to constant evolution. My story brings an ever-changing understanding and understanding of love. The story speaks of hope, change, of finding courage, feeling good – and above all of acceptance. I hope Amazon Prime members around the world will feel a sense of kinship with the characters we have created and interact with them on a deeper level, while appreciating the uniqueness of Hyderabad.