Lockdown!! This word is going to haunt us for years to come. We have experienced a life confined to our homes, and prepared ourselves in a way to be able to participate in activities that would otherwise require us to put our foot out of ‘laxman rekha’. We have laughed on video calls, slept on zoom calls, baked our hearts out and polished our forgotten skills.
Netflix’s upcoming movie is all about this journey!
Home Stories is an anthology of four short films which truly captures the essence of ‘life under lockdown’.
According to Netflix, all the four short films are shot indoors, with personal devices like smartphones, cameras, laptops and even the compilation and post-production was completely done from home.
‘Out With It’, featuring Arjun Mathur, revolves around a person who is germphobic and refuses to step out of the house due to the fear of catching the deadly virus. The dance of the deadly virus haunts him, even if someone rings the bell!
The second short film in the anthology is ‘Will You Be My Quarantine’, similar to the hollywood movie ‘Two Night Stand’. Starring Saba Azad and Imaad Shah, the story is a comical representation of how a one night stand turns into a three week standoff. It is targeted to all the couples who are spending extra ‘quality-time’ together discovering their love for each other!
‘Delivering Smiles’, is the third in the row, which revolves around a delivery executive who helms vlogs in order to cope with the situation. Starring Tanmay Dhanania, this short film is sure to touch hearts as we are acquainted with the plight of people stepping out in dangerous situation.
The last one is more inclined towards ‘family drama’ in the digital age. The story, ‘Web Ne Bana Di Jodi’, talks about a couple who prepare to get married and try their best to go through ceremonies on a virtual platform. The hilarious parts include when ‘Haldi Rasam’ turns into a family havoc. This short film features Veer Rajwant Singh and Apoorva Arora.
In a two-minute trailer, Home Stories grabs our attention and convinces us to watch this movie as the situation shown instantly connects somewhere with our own experiences of the past-three months. Though it is commendable diligence work of the director and actors to helm a film from their respective places and develop content for the audiences. The trailer looks promising and sure to leave you with an urge to look forward to the whole movie.
Home Stories is directed by Sahirr Sethhi, Anubhuti Kashyap, Tanvi Gandhi and Ashwin Laxmi Narayan. This film will premiere on Netflix India’s YouTube channel at 5PM on 12th June.