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Aditi Banerjee’s directorial debut, Love At 5th Floor, is taking the internet by storm

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‘Love At 5th Floor’ (previously known as Happily Ever After), a five-part mini-series written, directed and produced by Aditi Banerjee is now streaming on MX Player. The multilingual series (Hindi, English, Kannada and Punjabi) was crowdfunded by over 100 people and it is also the directorial debut of Aditi Banerjee. The show centres around the lives of three women in urban India, in which the wife of a cheating husband, a young mother tempted by an online chatroom and an older polyamorous woman explore the world of love, desire, friendship and separation.

‘Love At 5th Floor’ stars Dilnaz Irani, Rachna Gupta, Virginia Rodrigues, Vivek Kumar, Vaibhav Deep Chopra and Kafeel Jafri. The mini-series is around 1 hour and 40 minutes long, with each episode ranging from18 to 24 minutes. It was officially selected at Montreal International Film Festival 2020, Toronto Film Channel-2020, Lift Off Global Network- Paris- 2020. It won two awards, Exceptional Merit at Depth of Field International Film Festival and Award of Excellence at WRPN Women’s International Film Festival.

The writer-director-producer, Aditi Banerjee has shared her excitement by saying, “The women in this series are relatable, strong, vulnerable and fallible. They break stereotypes associated with modern Indian women and conventional ideas of a homemaker. ‘Love At 5th Floor’ explores this world where many of us live, and nothing is simple. It is an invitation for people to take a pause, question and be able to look at life around them with a fresh perspective.”

“The release is a big step for this labour of love. It is to give back to the hundred-plus people who made this happen through crowdfunding, the cast and crew who trusted me with my madness and now for the audience to make it their own”, Aditi further continued.

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