Indie or independent films are rapidly progressing in the Hindi film industry. With more and more directors opting for small-budget films, they are no longer limited to film festivals. In the past few years, several indie films have also been successful in pulling crowds to the theatres with their unconventional and refreshing stories. One such film releasing this week is Coffee Bloom. Directed by debutant filmmaker Manu Warrier, it is all set to transport viewers to the blooming world of romance, passion and coffee!
So, this weekend, swap your regular mass entertainers with this interesting romantic drama. And here’s why we think you shouldn’t miss it:
Critically acclaimed at various film festivals
Coffee Bloom was screened at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) under the ‘New Faces of India’ section last October. It received a tremendous response from the critics as well as the viewers. And it doesn’t end there, the film also garnered several accolades at theNFDC Film Bazaar.
An interesting story-line
The storyline is definitely a catch here. It is an interesting tale of a man who gives up his coffee plantations to become a recluse. Why? Because of unrequited love! But what happens when his new boss is his ex-lover? Will romance bloom again?
It’s a metaphor. Most indie filmmakers tend to give their stories unconventional names. Director Manu Warrier too has opted for an unconventional title. What’s the story behind it? How does the title represent the story? That’s for you to find out this week.
Talented star cast
They may not be the A-listers of Bollywood, but they are definitely known faces in the film industry. Arjun Mathur, who was last seen in Fireflies and Ankur Arora Murder Case, is known to deliver some exceptional performances. He is paired opposite his My Name is Khan co-star, Sugandha Garg. The actress is also known for her role in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Joining the two in the drama is Mohan Kapoor of Jolly LLB and Happy New Year fame.
A visually delightful trailer
The film is entirely set in Coorg, Karnataka, and it beautifully captures the lustrous tablelands and coffee plantations of the area. As the trailer itself is a visual delight, we are hoping the film will treat us to a picturesque view of the district.
These are some of the many reasons you should watch Coffee Bloom. With the film releasing this Friday, we can’t wait to sip this interesting brew of coffee, what about you?