We live in a time where Indian filmmakers are given beautiful opportunities to tell stories that go beyond the 2 to 3-hour long format of cinema and the long-drawn month to month format of Indian TV Serials. With Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 and Balaji’s streaming apps, filmmakers get a chance to tell us stories we truly want to experience.
Let me say, I am in love with the show. Taj Mahal 1989 is all soul. Netflix India’s new show portrays different shades of love realist form possible. Set in 1989, Taj Mahal 1989 is the story of love in the crowded lanes of Lucknow where love was in letters, visuals of Taj Mahal, the monument of love we find ourselves witnessing the portrayal of the different shades of love through 3 main plots and many sub-plots, it shows Akhtar Baig and Sarita Baig, a married couple stuck in a loveless relationship. Dharam, Rashmi and Angad, a trio in college trying to sort their lives. The third is Sudhakar Mishra and Mumtaz, a couple who is wrong in the gaze the society. Love is what binds them and that is all they need.
The characters created characters are layered, relatable, flawed but in love and it does not necessarily have to be the one-line definition for everyone. The writing deserves the complete credit for edging out each character with traits in mind. The direction of the show is a breeze of nostalgia, the cinematography reminds of old-world charm.
Said to be the monument of ultimate love, the story connects the Taj Mahal with real tales of love. Watch Taj Mahal 1989 and fall in love with the nostalgia. Watch it for the thoughtful writing and as well as memorable performances.