“Our film is a reflection of the dilemma that all of us go through on a day to day basis, between what we’ve grown up watching and what is Right.” – Says Sumeet Vyas
Sumeet Vyas (TVF’s Permanent Roommate fame), will be seen in an unexpected pregnancy turmoil with Kalki Koechlin in Rakhee Sandilya’s Ribbon.
The film shows a young urban couple dealing with the ups and down in personal and professional life after an unexpected pregnancy.
When asked if his character is similar to Mikesh’s character from Permanent Roommate, as they both land in unexpected pregnancy, Sumit says,
“My character in Ribbon is diagonally opposite from Mikesh in Permanent Roommates. He’s not Goofy, he’s not Naive like Mikesh, Karan is far closer to me in real life, and hence it was scary to portray his transition in the film, because i got scared I might turn into an unreasonable person if i came across such testing times. Comparing the two stories is saying all love stories are the same, every hero is Romeo and every heroine is Juliet. The pregnancy situation is perhaps the only bit that is identical, but Ribbon’s story kinda begins from where Permanent Roommate’s story ends”
Glimpses of realistic scenes can be seen in trailer where Kalki is facing resistance at work after getting pregnant, and speaking about it, Sumeet says,
“It’s a common phenomenon for working women to face professional prejudice when they get pregnant and decide to have a child. I think as a society we need to first accept fully that a working woman, one who excels at what she does, is not a spectacle but a reality.. and women getting pregnant and having a child should not be looked at as a disadvantage. It is as normal as humans needing oxygen to survive. Our film is a reflection of the dilemma that all of us go through on a day to day basis, between what we’ve grown up watching and what is Right.”
Ribbon is a young love story that’s funny, poignant and painfully relatable. Starring Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas, written and directed by Rakhee Sandilya, marketed and syndicated by Shiladitya Bora’s Platoon One Films. Produced by Prakash Mondal and Swathi Mondal of Red Cart Films is slated to release across India on November 03, 2017.
Also check out our interview with the cast and crew here on UrbanAsian!