Netflix goes to bed with Zoya and Farhan Akhtar. On Wednesday, the world’s largest subscription video streaming service announced a partnership with their respective production houses, Tiger Baby and Excel Media. (Tiger Baby is owned by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, while Excel Media was founded by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.) The first Netflix Original to come out of this new deal is the young adult drama series Eternally Confused and Eager for Love – coming March 18 – about clumsy 24-year-old Ray (Vihaan Samat) and his imaginary friend Wiz. You can see the teaser below, and the Eternally Confused and Eager for Love trailer drops Friday, February 18.
Eternally Confused and Eager for Love also stars Rahul Bose, Suchitra Pillai, Jim Sarbh, Ankur Rathee and Dalai. Netflix’s new Indian series is said to have been filming since December 2020. I imagine there have been delays due to COVID-19. Newbie Rahul Nair is the creator, writer and director. Sidhwani, Kagti, the Akhtars, Kassim Jagmagia, Angad Dev Singh and Zoya Parvin are the executive producers. Kartik Shah is a creative producer.
Sidhwani said in a prepared statement: “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is a labor of love. Rahul Nair was able to capture the reality and hilarity of what most young people today face. – it also has a lot of heart and marks the beginning of our association with Netflix.We are passionate about sharing our work with the service’s global audience.
Kagti added, “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is a fresh take on the daily struggles of young adult Ray as he navigates the complexities of love, relationships and sex in a postmodern world. We are very happy to have collaborated with first director Rahul Nair with Excel Entertainment and Netflix on a series that is sure to connect with today’s younger generation. It is very relevant for them. »
Netflix India VP of Content Monika Shergill said, “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, as its unique name suggests, is a complex and hilarious exploration of the love lives of young adults. Rookie writer and director Rahul Nair brings a distinctive voice to the series and has beautifully captured the everyday dilemmas of friendships, dating and relationships in these modern times. With this heartwarming performer, we mark the beginning of our association with powerhouse storytellers, Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment.
Here is the official synopsis for Eternally Confused and Eager for Love:
Ray is an awkward young man navigating into adulthood and the daunting world of romance in the 21st century. He does this with the help of “Wiz”, a personification of Ray’s inner voice, who tells us what Ray can’t say out loud. In a quest to figure out if he wants sex, love, or a relationship, Ray goes through a series of professional misadventures and indecision, finding himself continually, eternally confused, and hungry for love.
Tiger Baby is best known for co-producing the hip-hop drama Gully Boy directed by Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. His next project is the upcoming second season of Made in Heaven – for Amazon Prime Video – whose production has been repeatedly delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At Netflix, Tiger Baby also offers a live-action version of the famous Archies comics set in 1960s India, his first solo venture.
Excel Media – better known as Excel Entertainment – is known for Dil Chahta Hai, Don and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. On streaming, they have a long-standing partnership with Amazon, resulting in originals such as Mirzapur, Inside Edge and Made in Heaven (co-produced with Tiger Baby). Their next feature is the horror comedy Phone Bhoot starring Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter.
Netflix’s Tiger Baby and Excel Media deal will kick off with Eternally Confused and Eager for Love premiering March 18 on Netflix worldwide. The trailer is released on February 18.