Love Per Square Foot is a 14 February 2018, released film on Netflix. An Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Anand Tiwari, produced under his new banner RSVP by Screwvala, in association with still and still moving pictures. Starring Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar, the film narrates the story of a boy and a girl who tries to find a house in Mumbai. It is Alankrita Sahai’s debut film.
The movie commences with a vague intro of dream city Mumbai, those eye soothing views, crowded local trains and relaxing beaches.
All about, individually bank employees Sanjay and Karina don’t earn enough to be able to buy a home, so they decide to enter into a marriage of convenience. Meanwhile, unaware of their budding love they enjoyed those little wow and soothing moments of romance and affection making their journey remarkable. One day, by falling for each other in the same working environment, their goal comes to alight by flirting with a marriage of convenience.
Love Per Square Foot is your typical romance of boy meets girl, except the themes, present themselves more strongly. In a generation captivated with security and the oscillating housing market, it offers a connection worth relating to. At the start, having a house is way more important than marriage. Of course, it serves the culture and tradition that marriage is absolutely crucial and that you have to get married, but if anything, this Bollywood drama explains a lot to us today in narrative form. Is having the house more important, or love?
Rasping the surface is the comedy. There are charming moments which amuse, and it is not a romance that takes itself too seriously. It pokes fun at a desperate young generation, and in essence, glamourises the importance of securing a house. The moments where Sanjay is harassed by his boss are comical, as he does not know how to situate himself in such awkward situations. The Netflix film is not trying to take itself too seriously. The one criticism is that Love Per Square Foot is too long for its premise. It does drag and could easily have been twenty minutes shorter. However, the movie does stay interesting, with a few unexpected curves. The whole dynamic of arranging marriage and brushing off the past with your exes allows the chemistry between both characters to develop and appear stronger as the narrative progresses.
Final Verdict: 3/5