The first trailer of the Netflix web series ‘Decoupled’ is finally out. Three Idiots’ Farhan and Sacred Games’ JoJo were seen having a hilarious conjugal fight in the trailer released on November 10. For the first time, Madhavan is playing a character depicting an outspoken and uncompromising role. Simplicity, elegance, and loyalty were the main aspects of this actor’s previously played on-screen roles so far. But his fans will see another Madhavan in ‘Decoupled’ from December 17. Let’s get to know some details about this new comedy-drama.
The story of the Netflix web series ‘Decoupled’
Arya, a professional writer, and his wife Shruti threw a party to officially announce their divorce. But gradually this separation began to take the form of a strange relationship. Their respective ideologies came up through small arguments. No matter what people say in front or behind, they were trying to outsmart one another. Even though, the love for each other continued to be exposed through some heavy humor, where their only daughter was the excuse for both of them.
People behind the making of ‘Decoupled’
The story of the web series is written by Manu Joseph, former editor of the Indian weekly English magazine ‘Open’. The 2020 movie ‘Sirius Man’ starring Nawazuddin was based on his novel of the same name. The novel won the Best Fiction Award in 2010 in a renowned Indian magazine The Hindu review.
This Netflix show is directed by a young Indian writer, and film director- Hardik Mehta. Hardik’s career in Bollywood began as a script supervisor for the popular films Mausam (2011), Lutera (2013), and Queen (2013). His first movie ‘Kamiyab’ was premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2018. It was later shown in Indian theaters in 2020. Mehta has written a two-episode screenplay for the 2020 Amazon Prime video web series named ‘Patal Lok’. His short documentary ‘Amdavad Ma Famous’ won multiple awards at home and abroad, including the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film in India.
The casting of Netflix show ‘Decoupled’
Madhavan plays the Arya Iyer role in this web series. R. Madhavan, who made his debut in Tamil cinema, is the protagonist of many commercially successful movies. Among them, Rang De Basanti (2006), Guru (2007), and Three-Idiots (2009) became the highest-grossing films of all time in India. This popular star bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Best Actor, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor, and International Tamil Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Shruti, another major role in the series, is played by Surveen Chawla, an Indian dancer and a well-known actress both on small and big screens. Surveen made her big screen debut through a Kannada film. She starred in the popular 2019 Netflix web series ‘Sacred Games’. She won the Best Actress award jointly with Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Lehar Khan at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles for her performance in the 2015 movie ‘Parched’.
Moreover, the ‘Decoupled’ series also stars Atul Kumar, Navneet Singh Kohli, Himani Bhatia, and Shrestha Banerjee.
In addition to watching Madhavan’s new character, viewers will also encounter some great humor in the ‘Decoupled’ web series. The contrariety of the traditional lifestyle wrapped by deep humor will make the series more enjoyable. Moreover, the series could also diversify the screenplay by maintaining the trend of Indian content, which has already created a distinct field through international OTT.
Source: United News of Bangladesh