Romantic OTT Releases 2022: Over the past few years writers and creators have dared to delve deeper into the intricacies of relationships and the gender aspect of it, whether it be young love, love after marriage or love between same-sex couples. Thank god, love stories in Bollywood are no more restricted to boy meets girls and the happily ever after. With online platforms, audiences came across what romance means in various languages and how it changes shape with geographical terrain.
The new year 2022 will bring with it several opportunities for cinema lovers to binge on romance. From original take to novel adaptations, viewers will be able to watch an array of emotions when it comes to relationships and the idea of love. As society evolves, so does the idea of love. Even though Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui was questioned for its casting choice, the film still chose a topic that the majority of the Indian population is unaware of- sexuality and transwoman.
Here is a list of upcoming romantic releases on OTT, with the hope that it evolves the understanding of love cinematically:
On December 20, Deepika Padukone shared a teaser on social media about two couples and the complications in love in between. The film is titled Gehraiyaan and it is directed by Shakun Batra. It stars Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Pandey and Dhairya Karwa. The project is produced by Karan Johar and will have a direct OTT release. It will release on January 25, 2022, on Amazon Prime. Read more about the film here.
Running to save the life of your lover, does not exactly sound like the quintessential love story. This thriller film stars Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin. The film will mark the debut of director Aakash Bhatia. It is a remake of the 1998 German film, Run Lola Run which starred Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu. The original film was about a woman who needs 100,000 Deutschmarks in twenty minutes to save her partner’s life. The film is going to release on Netflix, the coming year. Read more about it here.
The web series is an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s novel, Those Pricey Thakur Girls. The character Debjani Thakur will be played by Sahher Bambba, who is the newsreader at DD news and the character of the journalist will be played by Akshay Oberoi. The show features a love story in the 1980s. The show is going to release on Disney+Hotstar. The trailer of the show came out in November, but not much has been revealed. Read more about it here.
Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?
Taapsee Pannu plays the role of a cop who is helping Pratik Gandhi’s character to find his missing bride. The first look of the film was dropped recently, where Pannu was wearing a khaki uniform with a map in her hand and Gandhi is all decked up in groom looks with the sherwani. The film was announced in February this year, however, a release date or OTT platform has not been decided yet. Read more here.