Lara Dutta, Prateik Babbar's 'Hiccups and Hookups' teaser looks interesting
Two days after announcing the project, the team behind Hiccups and Hookups has dropped a teaser. The 50-second-long clip looks interesting and sets the premise of the show nicely. Lionsgate Play will be streaming the show as their first Indian original series. The show's first look poster was also revealed two days back and Rajkummar Rao was given the honors of presenting the same.
Why does the story matter?
Last month, Lionsgate Play, the premium OTT platform backed by noted studio Lionsgate, had announced a slew of projects targeted at the Indian audience. And, Hiccups and Hookups is their first original. Meaning, if the show fails to impress the Indian crowd, the global content provider will have to up their game. Also, entering a market that is already flooded is surely a challenge.
Dutta plays a single mother looking for a date
Back to the teaser, it stars Lara Dutta and Prateik Babbar, who are playing siblings, and Shinnova as Dutta's daughter. The Andaaz actor is a single mother who is looking for a date. The teaser also indicates the same. It starts with a scene from The Prince & Me, where Eddie (Luke Mably) proposes to Paige Morgan (Julia Stiles).
The teaser establishes the three main characters, their relationship
While watching this scene, Kavanya (Shinnova) says, "God! That is so cheesy," and wonders who proposes like that. Her mother Vasu Rao (Dutta) replies, "Your dad," and then the conversation veers to finding dating choices for Dutta. Vasu and Akhil (Babbar) find a suitable guy on a dating app, who turns out to be Kavanya's ex! Hilarious dialogues follow, establishing the characters.
Check out the trailer here
It’s getting closer! I mean, the day You can join in on my crazy conversations with @prateikbabbar and @Shinnova_19 🤪 Follow @lionsgateplayIN to know what I am talking about. 😏#HiccupsAndHookups #HiccupsAndHookupsTeaser @kunalkohli @JarPictures pic.twitter.com/2wTeO2pEa4— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) November 12, 2021
Kunal Kohli returns to his home turf with this project
Apart from the three actors, the show, inspired by the American series Casual, will also feature Divya Seth, Nassar Abdullah, Khalid Siddiqui, Meiyang Chang, Meera Chopra, and Ayn Zoya. Revolving around a "crazy family," Hiccups and Hookups will be "(of a) no filter family" that doesn't believe in society limits. Kunal Kohli returns to his turf with this one, which airs on November 26.