Unpaused, Hindi Anthology of 5 Films is streaming online, watch on Amazon Prime Video with English subtitles, release date 18th December.
Unpaused is an anthology of five short films – five stories directed by five different directors and featuring different actors and characters. The films have been shot during the lockdown. Hence the narratives of all the stories focus on how people from different generations, classes of society and situations face the lockdown and emerge stronger from it.
The stories are of love, hope, friendship, dreams and happiness.
Raj & DK direct the story of Love, called Glitch. It stars Saiyami Kher and Gulshan Devaiyah. It is a story of love at first sight, if that is indeed possible.
Nikkhil Advani directs the film of hope, titled Apartment. It stars Sumeet Vyas, Ishwak Singh and Richa Chaddha. It focuses on Richa Chaddha’s character as she realises that her husband is cheating on her, and how she emerges stronger from the ordeal.
Tannishtha Chatterjee directs the story of happiness, titled Rat-A-Tat. It is a story of the unlikely friendship between two loner women, played by Rinku Rajguru and Lillete Dubey.
Avinash Arun directs the Story of dreams, titled Vishaanu. It stars Abhishek Banerjee, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan and Palash Prajapati. It is the story of a young migrant worker and his family, and how they cope during the lockdown.
Nitya Mehra directs the story of friendship, titled Chaand Mubarak. It stars Ratna Pathak Shah and Shardul Bhardwaj. It is the story of the breakdown of class barriers and subsequent friendship between an affluent woman and a poor rickshaw driver.
Starring: Lillette Dubey, Rinku Rajguru, Saiyami Kher, Gulshan Devaiyah, Komal Chhabria, Richa Chadha, Ishwak Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Ratna Pathak Shah, Shardul Bhardwaj, Abhishek Banerjee, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan and Palash Prajapati.
Directed by Raj & DK, Nikkhil Advani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nitya Mehra and Avinash Arun