‘Trendy Love Hyderabad’ sequence evaluation: Cheery tales with blissful endings

Nagesh Kukunoor’s adaptation of ‘Trendy Love’ is an endearing and flavourful celebration of his hometown, Hyderabad

Nagesh Kukunoor’s adaptation of ‘Trendy Love’ is an endearing and flavourful celebration of his hometown, Hyderabad

The predominant notion of Hyderabad, for outsiders, has to do with town’s fascination for biryani, haleem and Irani chai, the Charminar, the IT hub, and new landmarks just like the cable bridge, and naturally, the Telugu movie business that proudly dishes out masala-laced movies. The six tales of Trendy Love Hyderabad weave a couple of of those parts into their narratives. The tales which might be part of the Amazon Prime Video anthology sequence additionally focus on previous Telugu comedies directed by Jandhyala, the present reputation of stand-up comedy reveals and contrasts them with weepy, regressive tv soaps. Showrunner Nagesh Kukunoor, who has tailored the tales from the New York Instances columns together with Bahaish Kapoor, makes a lot of the tales seem rooted within the metropolis.

Therapeutic with meals

Revathy and Nithya Menen in ‘My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Partner’

Revathy and Nithya Menen in ‘My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Associate’

The everyday Hyderabadi story among the many lot is My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Associate directed by Kukunoor, starring Revathy and Nithya Menen. The 2 winsome girls are terrific as on-screen mom and daughter. Revathy and Nithya can convey volumes via their silences and likewise make us attain out to a plate of meals because the story steadily mends and strengthens their bond via meals. The nod to Hyderabadi delicacies is within the type of Khatti dal, Ambada rooster, Ande ke lauz, Bagara baingan… the listing is simply too lengthy. Noori (Nithya), when requested by Vinay (Pradeep Rudra) about her new-found glow, attributes it to the nawabi feast. The story broaches how being a stickler to caste and group norms has soured relationships. The Previous Metropolis setting paves manner for using Hyderabadi lingo like baigan ke baataan (if solely the poor brinjal knew why it at all times will get the tough finish within the lingo). On this Muslim house, winds of change occur delicately when one character admits to a different about being unable to wrap her head round trendy relationships. 

Father of the bride

Ulka Gupta in ‘That Rustle in the Bushes’

Ulka Gupta in ‘That Rustle within the Bushes’

Even when the tales of Trendy Love Hyderabad are about boy-meets-girl relationships, the undercurrent is about re-strengthening familial ties — between father and daughter, as an illustration. In director Devika Bahadhunam’s About That Rustle within the Bushes, we get an thought of what makes the daddy overprotective about his daughter. Moderately than being judgmental, the straightforward story brings out the daddy’s guilt and want to see his daughter blissful. V Ok Naresh steals the present effortlessly and Ulka Gupta is efficient. 

New leisure terrain

Abijieet Duddala and Malvika Nair in ‘What Clown Wrote This Script!’

Abijieet Duddala and Malvika Nair in ‘What Clown Wrote This Script!’

One other relationship story that can be about wanting a shift within the leisure scene in Hyderabad is director Uday Gurrala’s What Clown Wrote This Script! that includes Malvika Nair as a stand-up comedian and Abijeet Duddala as a producer who desires to discover the OTT house than plod on with tv soaps. The Jandhyala movie competition is a pleasant Telugu contact to this meet-cute story within the workspace. The stand-up comedian bits usually are not precisely chortle aloud however get it proper of their observations about typical younger Telugu males. It will have been fascinating had Malvika’s character elaborated on the standard Telugu lady as properly.

Natural instincts

Komalee Prasad in ‘Finding your Penguin’

Komalee Prasad in ‘Discovering your Penguin’

The one relationship story that veers into new territory, unafraid to falter, is director Venkatesh Maha’s Discovering your Penguin. It comes throughout as a weird thought when the feminine protagonist, performed by Komalee Prasad, compares the boys she dates to animals and birds, simply because she is a microbiologist. Some parts appear so out of the field, they require a suspension of disbelief. There are laugh-aloud moments as properly — when the feminine lead’s pals give their gyaan on relationships and later when she dismisses a man for being too good and boring, like a Telugu movie hero! Rag Mayur and Ankith Koyya, amongst others, are a part of this story that additionally provides us a touch of Vipassana programs close to Hyderabad. The board ‘Mahayana meditation’, to those that carefully comply with Telugu cinema, slide in a reference to Venkatesh Maha’s manufacturing home Mahayana Movement Photos. 

Then and now

Aadhi Pinisetty and Ritu Varma in ‘Fuzzy, Purple and Full of Thorns’

Aadhi Pinisetty and Ritu Varma in ‘Fuzzy, Purple and Stuffed with Thorns’

Fuzzy, Purple and Stuffed with Thorns directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, that includes Aadhi Pinisetty and Ritu Varma, solely explores relationship points between a pair. Within the late Nineties when Kukunoor wrote and directed Hyderabad Blues, he took a dig at conventional Hyderabad mother and father whose thought of being ‘trendy and broad-minded’ was about letting their son or daughter communicate to a potential bride/groom within the subsequent room. Greater than 20 years later, in a hilarious phase, he reveals two units of fogeys who seem cool about their respective youngsters being in a live-in relationship, however their minds’ voices underline the need of a right away wedding ceremony. Aadhi and Ritu are an excellent match for this slice-of-life drama and make it fulfilling. The purple heels and occasional maker are darn good supporting characters.

Peace with the previous

Suhasini Maniratnam and child actor Advitej Reddy in ‘Why Did She Leave Me There?’

Suhasini Maniratnam and little one actor Advitej Reddy in ‘Why Did She Depart Me There?’

In all these tales, there aren’t any stark gray characters and largely endearing people who find themselves left to iron out niggling points. 

Even within the story of the grandmother and grandson that goes forwards and backwards between a slum, an orphanage and a spotlessly clear workplace house, the temper is sombre sufficient to tug at our heartstrings however by no means too bleak. Why Did She Depart Me There? that includes Suhasini Maniratnam, Naresh Agastya and Krishna Manjusha may have been set in any metropolis, however works within the Hyderabad context as properly. The beats are extraordinarily predictable and but, they will make our eyes properly up. Suhasini’s efficiency is not any shock, however Naresh Agastya additionally stoically makes his presence felt because the CEO/motivational speaker who must make peace together with his previous.

Trendy Love Hyderabad is a heat, fuzzy sequence that loves blissful endings and good music. M M Keeravani’s theme and the background rating by Smaran Sai stand out. A phrase of reward can be as a result of massive technical crew.

(Trendy Love Hyderabad streams on Amazon Prime Video)

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