Irrfan’s next intrigues with its storyline
For the first time ever in Hindi cinema, the concept of online dating will be showcased by director Tanuja Chandra through her film, Qarib Qarib Singlle. The film, whose trailer resonates with millennials’ sentiments about relationship statuses, stars actor Irrfan Khan and also marks popular South Indian actor Parvathy’s Bollywood debut. The film’s trailer has been garnering a lot of attention.
While the film features two strangers meeting up, hitting it off and then taking their relationship further, it also explores how people deal with those with whom they haven’t been able to take their relationships forward. It especially looks at how a man deals with his exes. Director Tanuja Chandra says, “The world seems to think we are better off forgetting our past. I say, remember it, hold it close to your heart, honour its place in your life and move ahead. And this is the philosophy of the film as well.” In the film, Irrfan’s character Yogi is seen reminiscing about his exes as he and Parvathy’s character, Jaya, head out on a journey to their past.
Irrfan Khan is on a unique promotional strategy for this film, but his latest stint — a face-off with comedian Zakir Khan where the two talk about their dating lives — has been received well. While Zakir is known to entertain audiences with his struggles in his dating life, Irrfan Khan talked about how he explored and was fascinated by the millennial way of dating, and the term ‘online dating’ for the film.
Presented by Zee Studios, the film is A Jar Pictures production and is helmed by film-maker Tanuja Chandra. It is set to release on November 10.
Irrfan Khan and Parvathy