The series, directed by a young director Roopa Rao, kicked off with an episode entitled “The Meeting,” in which Aachal was taken by her family to a train station. Not happy to leave, Aachal breaks into tears as they arrive at the train platform. From that point on, the scene flashes back to Aadya’s point of view, a girl who feels alienated. One day as she goes out to clear her mind, she meets Aachal.
The Other Love Story sets off in a slow-burning progression, giving us a glimpse of the heartfelt emotional bonding between the two girls. It takes us back to a simpler time, before the hype of advanced communication technology – to what Roopa Rao believes as an era “before internet and cellphones hijacked human emotions”. This makes the show far from the typical sensationalistic approach in putting lesbian relationship on screen, creating a rather delicate and intimate feel. It is a genuine tale of a simple love story, seen through the lens of a couple who struggle to place their true self in a confining world.
Watch the “The Other Love Story” mini webseries here.
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