Feels Like Ishq: Everything you should know about Netflix’s Anthology!
The film was released on Netflix and even though the critics have taken a somewhat harsh attitude towards the show, the audience is loving it.
Feels Like Ishq is a compilation of six short films. The duration of all these is 25-25 minutes. The movies revolve around commitment phobia, teen love, self-realization, the quest for a soulmate, etc. The films are centered around different social strata and backgrounds.
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Feels Like Ishq Review: Is it worth the hype?
Netflix releases appear at times without inspiration. The Bandra-Worli sea link is being heavily used as a backdrop, and some inexperienced actors are unable to keep pace with their more practiced counterparts.
The scripts are also not equally perceptive, but all sentimental, which should appeal to romantics who believe in communion and love at first sight.
Among five other straight love stories, this story, helmed by Danish Aslam and written by Sulagna Chatterjee, is about a same-sex relationship. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not is about a girl who meets a girl in an office setting.
They are clearly different but are attracted to each other. No one has come out of the closet yet; The other is coming out of a painful breakup. Even though in the sixth story the beautiful Tanya Maniktala, the story of a date going wrong seems rather compelling.
So a young boy Kabir (Skanda Thakur) goes on a revenge date with Meher (Tanya Maniktala). But the date is not at the coffee shop or diner. It is in opposition.
She is a perfect nerd and she feels terrible but she is very forgiving. Also, the poem written by Saint Kabir used in the story feels like a crutch rather than a realization background.
After this comes the interview of Sachin Kundalkar, written by Aarti Rawal. This was the clear winner for me, Best in the Series. There are many layers to the story of these two competitors who have come for a job in an electronics showroom.
With Zain Marie Khan and Neeraj Madhav doing their best, it is very nuanced. While Neeraj Madhav plays the underconfident, burdened with expectations and desperate for a job in the Malayali man of Mumbai, Zain Marie Khan is attentive, spirited, confident but carrying the baggage of the past.
The two meet and Nirag’s Madhav Zain seeks help from Mary’s character and she decides to share her suggestions. It’s heartwarming to see them form an unlikely friendship when she gives him tips on how to succeed in the interview and be more confident about how everything turns out.
Roots begin to form for both of you. The complexities of the characters haven’t diminished, but the narrative is simple and keeps you invested. The idea of the compilation is to fill that warm and fuzzy feeling in the audience.
It is clear that the stories are not meant to be intense, but extremely sweet. Well, if you are ready for sweet and lovable romance, then this could be the show for you. However, its too much sweetness can lead to a slight overabundance.
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Feels Like Ishq Ending Explained!
When his parents go on vacation, Aditya (Rohit Saraf) rents out his villa in Mahabaleshwar to a couple. He needs extra money for his trip to the Northern Lights in Norway.
However, Tara (Simran Jahani) is seen alone after her ex-boyfriend Akshay cheats on her ex and they break up. He also treats her like a small child.
Akshay convinces Aditya to let him stay by giving him more money and he accepts. During her stay, Tara realizes that she needs to wait out the unexpected and grow as a person.
Will there be a Feels Like Ishq season 2?
Looks like Ishq is yet to be renewed at the time of writing. HITC believes that the anthology is unlikely to return for Season 2 due to mediocre reviews, as as it stands, the series got 3/5 stars on Rediff, 3 stars on NDTV, and Bollywood Life. Rated 3/5.
If a possible renewal of the series is based on these ratings and reviews, it may not be enough to warrant a second season.