Director Shirsha Guha Thakurta Discusses Infidelity in 'Do Aur Do Pyaar'

"Director Shirsha Guha Thakurta's 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' explores the complexities of modern relationships, offering a nuanced perspective on infidelity without moral judgment. Starring Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi, the film has received positive reviews for its refreshing approach."

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Director Shirsha Guha Thakurta Discusses Infidelity in 'Do Aur Do Pyaar'

Director Shirsha Guha Thakurta Discusses Infidelity in 'Do Aur Do Pyaar'

Shirsha Guha Thakurta, the director of the newly released romantic-comedy film 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' starring Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi, has opened up about the portrayal of infidelity in modern urban relationships in the film. In an interview, Thakurta emphasized that the film is not about infidelity, but rather about the realities of love and relationships, and how people can grow out of love without attaching any moral judgement to it.

The film follows a married couple, Kavya and Ani, who have extramarital affairs but eventually fall back in love with each other. "The film is not about infidelity, but rather about love and what happens when love becomes old in urban relationships," Thakurta stated. She aims to present a nuanced and non-judgmental perspective on the complexities of urban relationships.

'Do Aur Do Pyaar' is an adaptation of the 2017 American film 'The Lovers', with some changes made to the story and characters to reflect the Indian context. The film was initially set to release on March 29, 2024, but was later moved to April 19 to avoid a clash with another women-oriented film 'Crew'.

Thakurta praised the lead actors, calling them 'magical' and 'spontaneous,' and highlighting their on-screen chemistry and comfort with each other. The film also stars Ileana D'Cruz and Sendhil Ramamurthy in key roles.

Why this matters:

According to box office reports, 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' earned ₹0.55 crore on its first day and ₹0.85 crore on the second day of its release on April 19, 2024. The film has received positive reviews from critics, with NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee praising its 'refreshingly dispassionate' and 'unpretentious' approach to the subject matter. For Vidya Balan, this marks her first theatrical release since her 2023 film 'Neeyat', while for Pratik Gandhi, it is his second Hindi theatrical release following 'Madgaon Express'.

Key Takeaways

  • Film 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' not about infidelity, but love in urban relationships.
  • Directed by Shirsha Guha Thakurta, film stars Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi.
  • Adaptation of 2017 American film 'The Lovers', with Indian context changes.
  • Film earned ₹0.55 crore on first day, ₹0.85 crore on second day.
  • Praised for its nuanced, non-judgmental portrayal of modern relationships.