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Rs. 4,02,200 raised of Rs. 4,00,000 target

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Aarzoo

  • We will email you a digital poem poster of the romantic poetries from the web-series
  • We would love to add a picture of you on our website as well, if that is okay with you
  • We'll give you a loud thank you shoutout on the website of the Webseries

13 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 18 May, 2016

Lamhe

  • We'll give you a one time watch online link of the first episode, one day prior to the release
  • In true 90s style, we'll send you a handwritten Thank You note!
  • All Aarzoo rewards

International shipping charges, if applicable, to be borne by the backer.

4 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 18 May, 2016

Yeh Dillagi

  • You'll get a hand painted T-shirt
  • We'll also send you Her & Her / His & Her / His & His couple caps
  • Come hang out with us! You'll get to meet and chill with the crew that will make this web-series happen
  • Take a trip back in time. Send us your 90s love moment- video/ picture/ story - and we'll feature on our website and social media pages
  • All Lamhe rewards
International shipping charges, if applicable, to be borne by the backer.

9 Claimed ( 41 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 15 Apr, 2016

Maine Pyar Kiya

  • You'll get a workshop on filmmaking /scriptwriting (Skype workshop for non-Bangalore residents
  • You'll be invited to the launch party of the web-series
  • We'll make you famous! Your name will be featured in the Special Thanks section of the web-series
  • All Yeh Dillagi rewards
International Shipping Charges, if applicable, to be borne by the Backer.

5 Claimed ( 15 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 18 May, 2016

Dil Toh Pagal Hai

  • Soul Walk: We'll take you on a quaint morning walk through the shooting locales of the webseries and behind the scenes stories narrated by our writer and director, Roopa Rao
  • We'll make you famous! Your name will be featured the 'Additional Producer' in the end credits of the web-series
  • Your name will be proudly displayed on the Standee at our launch party
  • All Maine Pyar Kiya rewards
International shipping charges, if applicable, to be borne by the backer.

2 Claimed ( 18 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 18 May, 2016

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

  • We'll let you in on the entire post production cycle of the web-series! . Get firsthand insights into the process!
  • We'll send you a prop used in the film with a handwritten message from the writer and director
  • We'll feature your name as the 'Associate Producer' in the end credits of the web-series
  • All Dil Toh Pagal Hai rewards
International Shipping Charges, if applicable, to be borne by the Backer.

2 Claimed ( 8 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 18 May, 2016

Baazigar

  • You'll be the Chief Guest of our launch party
  • You'll get an opportunity to act in the show as a supporting character
  • We'll feature your name as the 'Co-Producer' in the end credits of the web-series
  • All Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam rewards
International shipping charges, if applicable, to be borne by the backer.

1 Claimed ( 2 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 18 May, 2016

About the project


The ‘Other’ Love Story is a web series of 12 episodes (Season1). The story is set in an urban Indian city back in the 90s, when our world was yet not exposed to the infinite possibilities and exposure brought about by the internet or the smartphones.

What is the story of The ‘Other’ Love Story?

Aadya and Aachal fall in love during an era that still rejoiced in handwritten love letters and conversations over land lines; an era where you discovered things by experiencing them up close instead of logging into Google. Their journey into each other’s hearts and the drama that surrounds it forms The 'Other' Love Story.

Which language is the web series going to be in?

It will be primarily in English and Hindi, and a bit of Kannada.

Why are we making a web series on this subject?

Through "The 'Other' Love Story" we attempt to dilute the taboo of same-sex love by portraying how an original, innocent, intense love story transcends gender and conquers hearts. When you are in love, the kind of love that is inexplicable in words or feeling, you feel like screaming out to world about how madly you love your special someone. But for someone who is feeling all this about a person from the same sex, in all probability, the world they scream out to will scream back saying they need psychiatric counseling!

What was our inspiration behind such a story?

The story itself is my biggest inspiration. We have been in love and we know what first love can do to somebody. Also, we can’t help but feel that our country is on a threshold of new beginnings. These are just some of the things that inspired me.

Why did we set it in the 90s? Why not any other time?

According to us, it was an intense romantic era in the Indian film industry. Growing up watching those films inspired us to recreate that romance again. Also placing a story in an era when the modes of communication were so limited and information was not so easily accessible makes the connection Aadya and Aachal find in each other more natural and intuitive. Production-wise, we wanted to challenge our limits and create an essence that transcends time, on a tiny budget. It would be quite an achievement to be able to accomplish this.

What has our approach been towards a subject that’s been considered rather unconventional?

Strangely, till date, I have not been able to categorize things as conventional and unconventional. This story struck us as an innocent intense love story. And that is how the story is treated and narrated as well. The story has its own life; it knows how it needs to be presented, the film is just a medium the story has chosen to present itself. We are just letting it out, in the way it is yearning to come out.

Why web series? Why not any other format?

The web is widely accessible by people of all outlooks and spans across geographies – so it seemed the obvious choice to tell our story. Also the format of the narrative fits in perfectly into the episodic form.

Some more details about the web-series…

The first season of the web-series contains 12 episodes and the duration of each episode will be 10-12 minutes. The drawing board for Season 2 is underway too, and we will execute it based on the response Season 1 gets. The main medium of the web-series release would be our YouTube channel (theotherlovestorywebseries), in addition to other video broadcasting websites (viz. Vimeo, Metacafe etc.).
 

Why crowdfunding?

Well, because I am certain that we have not witnessed a love story as original, fresh, innocent and pure between two girls in Indian cinema yet (and trust me when I say this! Because I eat, breathe and live cinema). So we would like you to partner with us to be a part of something ORIGINAL yet pathbreaking and invest your money on a passionate team who is ready to pour in their heart, soul and life energies into this webseries. We have relentlessly worked on arriving where we are today. With the inception of this script 8 months ago, working through the odds of finding the right team and turning every challenge bit by bit into a mini victory we are standing tall to plunge into a 35 days shooting schedule and give the story its form. Our journey with this project so far, challenges we have encountered forming the core team who truly believe in the story has embedded the fire in us to make this movie happen now.
We are ready to tell the story – with a heartfelt narrative, choosing the right tunes to provide the background score, immense rehearsals, authentic locations, artists living the characters during and after the workshops and are now just waiting for your ‘Get, Set, Go’ for the artistic release. We believe in us and in our story – Do You, Now?

How will the money be used?

Rs. 180000 in Camera & Sound Equipment

Rs. 60000 in Editing

Rs. 60000 in Music

Rs. 30000 in Sound Mixing

Rs. 40000 in Admin Costs

Rs. 30000 in Graphics


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

We, as a society, surely are evolving and now are more educated and inclusive towards the LGBTQ community. However, our biggest challenge continues to be the social taboo related to the subject of this story which reemphasizes our need to convey that love happens between two beings and gender truly has no part to play in it. We look at this challenge as our opportunity to give the world an innocent love story.

What happens when I don't raise enough money?

Releasing this web series has become the sole mantra of our lives for the past one year. What happens if we don't raise enough money - we really don't know. For a while our dreams will be shattered, we will be frustrated, but we will bounce back again and think about how to pool in the money we need to make this happen. Giving up on The 'Other' Love Story is not an option at all in any of our minds. We are committed and devoted to this web-series, it almost seems like we are married to it.

How am I going to prove that I won't just take all the money and run away?

We will share details of the expenses on a periodic basis. I will also keep you constantly updated with all that is happening on our end – pre-production, post-production, the release of the web-series and also the after release stories. We are here to stay, to make movies - every penny raised here will only go towards what it is raised for! It’s a promise.

Drop us a message anytime with questions you may have, we would be happy to put all your doubts and clarifications to rest.


Team

Roopa Rao

Vijayan Muthu

Bharath M.C

Aparajith Sris

Santhosha Poojari

Malay Vadalkar

Sneha Menon

Satish Kumar

JagMohan

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Harini Daddala

All the Best to us :)

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Harini Daddala

All the best x

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Joyeeta Das

hey its me joyeeta. did what i could. All the best !

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Roopa Rao

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Harini Daddala

All the best to us :)

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Asha Nikam

Wish u all the best roopa. Do good and be good.

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Abhishek Sharma

Hi Roopa, I believe in the project and your team though I am a little tied hence could not contribute much. Would love to share the project details on my social media profiles. CheersAS

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Naveen Hampannavar

All the best Roopa and Spoorthi!!

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Sandeep Aluri

All the very Best Roopa Rao. I Wish you and your team have all the energy and Spirit to take this project places.More Respect Cinema. More Respect for Living Your Dream .

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Jaganathan VS

All the Best!! (on behalf of Nikhil Jaganathan)

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Ritesh Rajani

All the best. Hope you guys get all the funds.

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Nischal Harve

All my best wishes are with you, waiting to see this web series. Love Nischal

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Gabriel Franklin

Love to contribute on this specific concept, I myself was waiting to do something related this line of concept thanks to you and your team, And thanks to Shweta for sharing this information about the series Thanks Again!!!

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Vijay Andi

MuVi, Go Make your Movie :)All the best guys...

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Ashokkumar IM

Hey Rooba, All the best for you web series. Hope it will be come out beautifully. And eager to watch the series and know the climax of it :)

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sahadev kelvadi

So Squad is came AH!

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Anish Anish

All the best for the project. I will circulate among my friends.

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Roopa Rao

all the best

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Pradeep Gn

All the best for your Project.

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Ponkumaran Shanmugam

TO A LOT OF OTHER LOVE STORIES

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atul santosh

Hi Roops All the best dear :-)

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Manish Kumar

Good Luck. hoping to watch it soon.

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Akshay Padmaraj

Hi Roopa, All the very Best, i know this is very less :( Sorry couldn't do much.

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Sarah George

Roops, All the best.. am sure you will rock the screens!!

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Jeevan Gaikwad

All the best!

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Abhishek Maji

Hey RoopaWish u all the luck for the successful completion of this crowd funding campaign. Let me know if u need anything for the promos. Will be happy to help.

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Sou Sadanandan

All the best for your initiative. I myself am an aspiring film maker and I have been there. Do well. All good wishes and prayers coming your way for a great project. Good luck. Cheers. Sou.

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Krutik Shah

Good Luck :)

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Jins Thomas

Bestest Wishes Roopa! Rock on...

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Kalpana Rao

Dear Roopa,Loved your story, may God bless you with loads of success for this and your future projects. It takes guts to follow your calling and passion, hats off to you. All the best :-)RegardsKalpana

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Karthik Vasudevan

Hi Roopa,I see a huge potential in you and a very nice soul. I could afford only this much at this point, keeping inside considerations of my responsibilities. I wish you a very best wishes from my side and my wife. I see you a big director soon in this industry.Good Luck!Renju and Karthik

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Ronak Bohara

More power to you, Girl. Looking forward to the release.Cheers

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Satya Padala

Now that I funded, would I be given a chance to know the actual script? I'm asking this out of my curiosity and love for cinema

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Manisha Shah

Here is to humble beginnings and great accomplishments!


We've got news

ANI did a coverage on us :)

10 March, 2016

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail5/story254198/the-other-love-story-because-love-happens-.html


Got mentioned in Economic Times

10 March, 2016


http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/poets-filmmakers-to-evolve-narratives-around-the-lives-of-bengalurus-queer-community/articleshow/51149938.cms


write up about us in Business standard

10 March, 2016

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/the-other-love-story-because-love-happens-116022600314_1.html