Have you ever wondered how amazing it would be if you could change the narrative of a movie or a TV show?
As a kid, ‘Goosebumps’ the novel was one of my favourite because, with every chapter, you could decide your fate. It was like being in the story.
Ever since I have been a big fan of interactive stories – and when MX Player announced its second interactive short film, I knew I was in for a treat yet again.
Amazon presents ‘Balcony Buddies’ is a story about two people who get acquainted during the lockdown and how their unusual friendship got them through these tough times. Starring Aisha Ahmed and Amol Parashar, this short film allows you to make fashion decisions for its two lead characters. Sounds fun, right?
Watch the trailer here:
While the trailer had me at ‘interactive short film’, there are 5 other reasons that made me add this to my watchlist. Read on to know more!
1. The star cast
It’s a treat to watch Aisha Ahmed and Amol Parasher on screen. In fact, they’ve known each other for a long time which makes their onscreen chemistry and camaraderie even better. “Amol and I have known each other for a while now so it made filming this piece easy and fun. It’s a beautiful take on how you can find friends in the most surprising ways, and I hope the audience sees it as a breath of fresh air.” says Aisha.
2. Being able to make fashion choices for them
As I said, it’s always fun to change the narrative of a show and make important decisions for the leads. This interactivity feature is an innovation in modern storytelling that allows the viewers to make interesting fashion choices for the lead characters that suit different events/ highpoints through the narrative. This feature makes it more interesting to watch.
3. They’ve got the Friendship Day angle, bang on!
Lockdown has taught us the real meaning of friendship. We all have longed to see our dear friends, but it also saw us bond with those around us in the most surprising way. This show encompasses this feeling in the best possible way.
4. Storyline line that made me say ‘that’s so me’
There are so many moments in this film that will make you feel like you have been through this emotion before. That’s what makes this film a must-watch for everyone!
5. You can stream it for free!
The best part, however, is that you can watch this film for free. Yup, log on to MX Player and stream now.
Love it as much as we do? Watch it here.