Principal Cast: Aditya Seal, Pooja Kumar, Ali Fazal, Omkar Kapoor, Patralekhaa, Aahana Kumra, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Raima Sen and Rannvijay Singh.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar, Priyadarshan, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, and Mahesh Manjrekar

Genre: Indian Drama/Romance

OTT Platform: ZEE5

Rating: 4.7/5



Forbidden Love is a 2020 Indian ZEE5 original, an anthology of four short films portraying a perfect picture of modern-day love, relationship struggles, the lovelorn life of a married woman, and same-sex marriage. Topics which are highly forbidden to discuss in our society.

Forbidden Love is a series of four unique love stories and is a collaborative effort of award-winning directors Pradeep Sarkar, Priyadarshan, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, and Mahesh Manjrekar. These four stories will bring out four different flavors of the relationships prevailing in our society but are not talked about or even considered to be existing because they seem to be unconventional, dark, and fantasized.

September release #ForbiddenLove first came with its two stories Anamika and Arrange Marriage earlier this month. With its mind-jolting story plot and performances, it won the viewer’s heart and came back with 2 more stunning short stories later this month, Diagnosis of Love and Rules of the game.

All these stories bring forward the aspects of love considered as forbidden by our society, taboos attached to same-sex marriage, struggling for love and romance to spice up the relationship between two people, and some dark, hidden desires of humans and much more.

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An anthology of bright and dark love


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Anamika is a romantic drama film starring Aditya Seal, Pooja Kumar, and Harsh Chhaya. A housewife craving for her husband’s love and attention ends up having a close connection with Ishaan who is an engineer and has a musical connection. They hook-up under different circumstances. They have their pleasurable moments, but will this relationship last? Will it bloom in real love or will it bring a tsunami in Anamika’s life.

Arranged Marriage

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Arranged Marriage is a Hindi romantic thriller short film starring Ali Fazal, Patralekhaa, and Omkar Kapoor. With his inability to come out stand up for himself, he marries his own partner’s sister. But how will he be able to live a happy life not being himself?

Diagnosis Of Love

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Diagnosis Of Love is a romantic thriller film starring Raima Sen, Mahesh Manjrekar, Rannvijay Singh, and Vaibhav Tatwawadi. Sudha falls in love with the young surgeon and her husband suspects the same and he puts a cop friend behind her to keep a watch. Things get complicated when Harsh’s mysterious past catches up with him and as the story continues it unfolds a lot of wicked mysteries.

Rules Of The Game

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Rules Of The Game is a romantic thriller film starring Chandan Roy Sanyal, Aahana Kumra, and Anindita Bose. Married for 7 years now a couple decides to spice things up in their marriage in quite an unconventional way. They indulge in role-plays and stay away from reality which excites them and brings back the spark in them but what if it gets too dangerous to play with your own life for having fun.

Final Words:

Four unconventional stories each of 40 minutes, will take you on a ride of mixed emotions. You will love some characters, you will hate some but you will not be able to ignore them. This short anthology Forbidden Love successfully caters to the hidden truths of relationships, how people crave for love, how loneliness makes them helpless, and how they find their own ways to spice up their lost life.

Watch it now at ZEE5.

Much love and gratitude

Priyanka Nair

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