The trailer of Ankahi Kahaniya, Netflix’s next anthology, was released by the streaming platform on Thursday. The three-part anthology is set to release on Netflix on September 17.
Chronicling “three unheard and untold tales of love,” directed by filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Abhishek Chaubey, and Saket Chaudhary, Ankahi Kahaniya is produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ashi Dua Sara.
The ensemble cast includes Abhishek Banerjee, Zoya Hussain, Kunal Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Palomi, Rinku Rajguru, and Delzad Hiwale.
Talking about her segment, Iyer said in a statement, “With every story, I want to challenge myself as a storyteller and create varied emotional connections between the viewers and the characters that will last in their minds for a while. I hope with this story I can captivate the imagination of movie lovers with questions of untold and unanswered emotions every human goes through.”
Her segment stars Banerjee and is based on a story written by Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, and Nitesh Tiwari.
Based on the Kannada Story Madhyantara by Jayant Kaikini, Chaubey’s segment features Rajguru, who shot to fame with Sairat, and Hiwale. Talking about his film, which is set in Mumbai, Chaubey said it is a “story of the city in the 1980s and young love in the world of single-screen theatres. When you’re young and caged in Mumbai, looking for love is a sweet escape. And what’s better than finding it at the movies, however fleetingly?”
Without divulging much about his segment’s story, Chaudhary, known for directing the 2017 Irrfan Khan-starrer Hindi Medium, said that love stories have always been one of his favourite genres to work with. His film features Kapoor, Hussain, Dwivedi, and Palomi. The story is penned by Zeenat Lakhani and Chaudhary himself.
Netflix has previously released several Hindi anthologies. Some of the popular ones being Lust Stories, Ghost Stories, and Ajeeb Daastaans.