'Cobalt Blue' trailer: Beautiful tease into story of love, betrayal
Netflix dropped the trailer for its upcoming original, Cobalt Blue. Starring Prateik Babbar, Anjali Sivaraman, and Neelay Mehendale, the film has been directed by author/playwright Sachin Kundalkar. In fact, the movie is based on Kundalkar's highly acclaimed 2006 novel of the same name. Topics of young love, sexuality, and the complexities of family surface in this beautifully drawn trailer. Here's a breakdown.
Why does it matter?
- Announced in 2018 along with seven other Indian original films by Netflix, Cobalt Blue is the only one yet to release.
- The plot involves two siblings falling in love with their paying guest and its implications on their traditional Marathi family.
- This unusual love triangle aspect might remind you of Karan Johar's Dostana 2. However, Kartik Aaryan-Johar's fallout has delayed that project for now.
Two siblings fall in love with the same man
Mehendale, an aspiring writer, is the narrator of the teaser and possibly the film, who is enchanted by their family's paying guest, played by Babbar. Just as we're treated to images of a budding bond between them, we find out Sivaraman, Mehendale's sister, has fled with Babbar. Mehendale is terribly broken and feels cheated. His sister, a hockey player, goes through something similar, too.
'Love is a habit. The habit ends. You die'
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer is intense yet delicate, just like its lead characters. We understand Babbar's deception aside, the siblings will also have difficulty bridging the gap between them. But what elevates the picture is its poise, dialogues, and cinematography. The use of period-specific props and colors to signify emotions is impressive. "Love is a habit. The habit ends. You die," is a beautiful line.
It arrives on Netflix on December 3
Make way for a whirlwind romance that’s about to take you on a journey of emotions.#CobaltBlue arrives on Netflix on December 3rd 💙#CobaltBlueOnNetflix #OpenAirFilms@prateikbabbar @sachincobaltbl1 @Neelay_M @getkul pic.twitter.com/yKXaXp5wjU— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) November 12, 2021
Babbar has 'Hiccups and Hookups' in pipeline
Various images and falling in love with a guest over the summer might remind you of Call Me Your Name. Overall, we will be waiting for December 3 to arrive soon! On the other hand, Babbar is booked and busy. He will be soon seen in the show, Hiccups and Hookups, the teaser for which was dropped recently. It co-stars Lara Dutta and Shinnova.