Movie: Love, Lies and Seeta
Cast: Melanie Kannokada, Arjun Gupta, Lavrenti Lopes and Michael Derek, Dev Patel
Directed by: Chandra Pemmaraju
Love, Lies and Seeta, directed by Chandra Pemmaraju, is an urban romantic comedy about three guys who fall for the same girl in New York. Rahul (Arjun Gupta), Tom (Michael Derek) and Bhavuk (Lavrenti Lopes), who live in the same apartment meet Seeta (Melanie Kannokada) at a party and realise that they are in love with her. In turn, each one of them approaches Seeta’s friends and her brother to help them out in their pursuit to win over Seeta.When all three of them propose to Seeta, she declares that she’ll date all three of them at the same time so that no one is disappointed. Things take a different turn when Seeta finally understands what being in love feels like. The film was shot mostly in New York and Brooklyn, Chandra Pemmaraju brings a live a totally different side of New York. The film doesn’t really aim high and the writing is quite simple. The good part is that it doesn’t reinforce any of the cultural stereotypes which are common in such crossover films.