Revathy and Nithya Menen on Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Fashionable Love Hyderabad’: Love and bonding over meals on this long-pending collaboration

Hyderabadi meals is an integral a part of their story, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, say actors Revathy and Nithya Menen

Hyderabadi meals is an integral a part of their story, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, say actors Revathy and Nithya Menen

The primary story of Fashionable Love Hyderabad, which is able to stream on Amazon Prime Video on July 8, will characteristic powerhouse performers Revathy and Nithya Menen as mom and daughter. The brief story My Unlikely Dream Pandemic Companion, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, portrays the characters, Mehrunisa and Noori, who’re compelled to deal with relationship points and strengthen their bond within the course of. On this interview with The Hindu, the 2 actors state that this has been a “long-pending collaboration”.

Nithya remembers assembly Revathy years in the past on the units of the Tamil movie Veppam: “Revathy ma’am mentioned a narrative she wished to direct, which didn’t occur. Later, Anjali (Menon) wished to make a movie with the 2 of us as mom and daughter, which additionally didn’t occur. So when this collaboration occurred, I jumped at it.” To this, Revathy pitches in: “It occurred, finally,” and provides that the digital area has helped forge uncommon and fascinating collaborations. 

The duo set to work with Nagesh Kukunoor, a pioneer within the indie cinema area for India. Revathy asserts, “It’s pretty to have the ability to narrate stunning tales with out worrying about field workplace constraints.” Nithya agrees, “Every time any venture is mentioned, there’s all the time the query of feasibility. It’s fantastic that these constraints are starting to soften away slowly.” Each the actors are usually not new to alternate codecs of leisure. Whereas Nithya has been part of the net sequence, Breathe: Into the Shadows, Revathy has labored in Tamil tv initiatives starting with Iravil Oru Pagal and Penn, amongst a number of others within the Nineteen Nineties. She has additionally directed tales for the anthologies, Kerala Cafe and Mumbai Chopping, and acted in Navarasa.

Meals and Charminar 

The trailer of Fashionable Love Hyderabad reveals a glimpse of the 2 actors sharing a meal in entrance of the historic Charminar within the Outdated Metropolis of Hyderabad. Revathy discloses that the scene was filmed round 3am, and the in any other case bustling space sported a abandoned look. 

Nithya made her debut in Telugu cinema in 2011 with Ala Modalaindi and Revathy method again in 1984. This is without doubt one of the few occasions the actors are a part of a narrative set within the bylanes of the Outdated Metropolis. Revathy says she is accustomed to the Outdated Metropolis’s meals and purchasing jaunts. 

Fan second

Nithya Menen is a big fan of Revathy: “My mother and aunt look just like her and my mom would usually state that we each would look excellent as on-screen mom and daughter. My dad and mom are additionally enormous followers of her work. After I noticed one of many pictures within the trailer, I used to be so glad that we truly seemed like mom and daughter.”

Meals can be an integral a part of their brief story. Revathy warns, “Be ready to get hungry watching the present. I might recommend that everybody will get some good meals on their plate whereas watching our episode.” 

Metropolis specials akin to Hyderabadi dum biryani and mutton kheema had been used as a part of the story. “We had a chef, Anjum, who dished out superb Hyderabad specialities,” shares Revathy. Nithya reveals that she entered the units as a vegetarian and walked out returning to her non-vegetarian methods: “They served me vegetarian kheema and related variations however Revathy ma’am would sit throughout and relish the mutton dishes and I too ended up indulging.” 

Life Experiences

When requested if pandemic and isolation experiences helped of their method to the characters, Revathy states, “Not the pandemic, however as quickly as Nagesh narrated the story and my character Mehrunisa, I caught on to her. I felt I’ve recognized her all my life and it was simple to painting her.” Nithya counts on day-to-day experiences that helped her study and evolve to usher in the required emotional intelligence to enact completely different characters. 

Revathy and Nithya Menen in ‘Modern Love Hyderabad’

Revathy and Nithya Menen in ‘Fashionable Love Hyderabad’
| Picture Credit score: Amazon Prime Video

Over time, Revathy has portrayed mom to characters of various age teams, starting from the mom of three younger kids in Mani Ratnam’s Anjali to the mom of Main Sandeep Unnikrishnan just lately for the Adivi Sesh starrer, Main: “There are occasions when a personality is described simply as a mom, in a stereotypical method, after which there are moms with a well-defined character. Whether or not it’s the a part of a mom, daughter, sister, physician or lawyer, the character has to have one thing in it for me to say sure.”  

All about love

Nithya chooses the primary season of Fashionable Love as her favorite and remembers the story that includes Anne Hathaway, whereas Revathy picks the story from the second season that includes Minnie Driver as her favorite: “I used to be so joyful to see such a narrative as a result of I like to drive and share a bond with my automobile, although not in an identical method.”

Fashionable Love Hyderabad explores relationships between {couples}, mothers-daughters, fathers-sons, grandmother-grandson, and so forth. The actors share director Kukunoor’s fascination for love past the bond between {couples}. “In English, the phrase love is used broadly. There are such a lot of stunning phrases in Indian languages to explain the bond. Take Tamil for instance — love may be kadhal, nesam, paasam, natpu, and I believe that’s stunning,” Revathy explains.

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