The second of three localised Indian adaptations of the critically popular worldwide series, Modern Love Hyderabad, was released date and other information on Wednesday by Amazon Prime Video. Six episodes from the Hyderabad segment will be helmed by four different directors: Nagesh Kukunoor, Venkatesh Maha, Uday Gurrala, and Devika Bahudhanam.
Elahe Hiptoola of SIC Productions produced the Hyderabad episode, and Nagesh Kukunoor served as the showrunner. The episodes are from Nagesh Kukunoor’s My Unlikely Pandemic Dream Partner, which stars Revathy and Nithya Menen. Nagesh has also helmed the fourth episode Why Did She Leave Me There, starring Suhasini Maniratnam and Naresh Agastya, as well as the second episode Fuzzy, Purple, and Full of Thorns, starring Aadhi Pinisetty and Ritu Varma.
Modern Love Hyderabad
Uday Gurrala is the director of the third episode, What Clown Wrote This Script, which stars Abijeet Duddala and Malavika Nair. Ulka Gupta and Naresh star in the fifth episode, About That Rustle In The Bushes, which was directed by Devika Bahudhanam. Komalee Prasad plays the lead character in the sixth episode, Finding Your Penguin, which was directed by Venkatesh Maha.
After the success of Modern Love Mumbai on Prime Video, Aparna Purohit, head of India Originals at Amazon Prime Video, expressed excitement about bringing the second Indian instalment of our highly regarded international franchise, Modern Love. The film Modern Love Hyderabad examines the benefits, difficulties, trials, and curative effects of love. It has been an amazing creative journey of inspiration and collaboration working with Elahe Hiptoola and Nagesh Kukunoor to tell these emotionally charged but rooted stories.
The popular New York Times column Modern Love served as inspiration for the anthology series. John Carney directed the first US version. Another adaptation of the television series Modern, titled Love Chennai, will be released following Mumbai and Hyderabad. On July 8, the programme will begin to stream on the service. On Wednesday, Amazon Prime Video posted a poster for the show on Twitter that contained eight scenes from the anthology. The poster was captioned, “Bringing you 6 heartfelt stories of love all the way from Hyderabad. #ModernLoveOnPrime, July 8.”
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