‘Meet Cute’, the web series to be streamed on SonyLIV from November 25, is directed by Deepthi Ganta. She is the elder sister of Natural Star Nani. ‘Meet Cute’ strings together five different stories as an anthology. Varsha Bollamma, Sri Divya, Sameer, Ashwin Kumar, Satyaraj, Ruhani, Raja Chembolu, Rohini Molleti, Akanksha Singh, Deekshit Shetty, Alekhya Harika, Adash Sharma, Shiva Kandukuri, Sunaina and others have played key roles in it.
Director Deepthi Ganta said, “A short film that I made some years ago was my first creative outing. When I wrote a short story and showed it to Nani, he asked me to write three to four stories so that an anthology could be made. Despite his prodding, I waited for inspiring thoughts to come to my mind. I like to interact with strangers during journies and other occasions. Meet Cute imagines situations where persons who don’t know each other strike up conversations. They run into each other accidentally, and are in Meet Cute situation. We come across such situations in our lives at various situations. I am happy that talented artists have become part of the film. This is a drama based in urban settings. And despite that, the audience are going to relate to it. Nani asked me to write a nice love story as well in the anthology. I like to pen feel-good stories in the future as well.”
Nani too shared his thoughts on the web series, “I didn’t read the script of ‘Meet Cute’ for many days even though those in my family who had read it endorsed it gleefully. I gave it a reading after my sister pushed me to. It took me just a few pages to be immersed in the story. The scenes are so interesting. I would have produced ‘Meet Cute’ even if someone else had been its writer-director. Had the script reached my office without the writer’s phone number, I would have done my best to trace that person and offered to produce it. The characters, their conversations, and the situations they encounter in ‘Meet Cute’ are all very natural. The stories are meant for OTT, not a film. When you are making a film, it demads dramatic and cinematic liberties to be taken. In ‘Meet Cute’, the moves made by the characters and how the stories end are exciting. I don’t have a character in it that I would have played. Many assumed that I will be seen in a guest role. But I didn’t want to do anything for the sake of it. The story has to demand it. Usually, the different stories in anthologies are directed by different directors. ‘Meet Cute’ is different. Each story has been done by my sister. It’s a pleasant series with real conversations. Wall Poster Cinema is going to be always at the forefront of backing quality content.”
Five different stories m- each a different context, but the stories are about people who end up striking a chord with strangers, conversations happen and the strangers end up creating an impact. The first story is about this young independent woman who reluctantly goes to see a boy over lunch that her mother arranges. The second this young woman going through a bad phase in marriage, who meets an elderly man, and they end up talking. A mother meets her prospective bride. The five part anthology being streamed on SonyLiv explores human’s ability to gain confidence and support from another human being.