Award wining filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria's critically acclaimed debut feature film, LOEV, has had a stupendous first week, generating praise and press from around the world even landing the top trending spot on Netflix India!Starring Shiv Pandit, Late Dhruv Ganesh and Siddharth Menon, the film follows three friends on a weekend road trip as they struggle to define the boundaries between love and friendship.It is being heralded for the sensitive and unconventional way in which it has portrayed homosexuality, without resorting to caricatures or unnecessary sensationalism. Ganesh's performance in particular has become a favourite with critics and it's heartbreaking to know that LOEV will remain the only principal role essayed by the young actor who passed away due to tuberculosis early last year. Produced by Arfi Lamba and Katharina Suckale of Bombay Berlin Film Productions in conjunction with Saria's Four Line Films, the film was recently screened for industry and was very well attended by Bollywood personalities and reviewers. Comedian Vir Das, fresh on Netflix with his own comedy special, called the film "powerful and mesmerizing" while actress Richa Chaddha appreciated the film's "realistic take at complex relationships." Even producer Ronnie Screwvala ongratulated the team for pushing the envelope of Indian cinema.
The film traveled the festival circuit picking up awards and accolades in more than 50 countries before it was finally acquired by Netflix in a highly competitive situation for a worldwide exclusive deal.