Next, Please

A woman goes on a virtual reality date and is transported to a speakeasy bar from the prohibition era of Mumbai.

  • Rishav Kapoor
  • Chaitanya Tamhane
    Court, The Disciple, Six Strands
  • Chaitanya Tamhane
    Court, The Disciple, Six Strands
  • Jim Sarbh
    Key Cast
    "The Bartender"
    Rocket Boys, Made in Heaven, Gangubai Kathiawadi
  • Shreya Dhanwanthary
    Key Cast
    Scam, The Family Man
  • Shardul Bhardwaj
    Key Cast
    Eeb Allay Ooo!, The Scavenger of Dreams
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    95,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    6k Sony Venice
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • MAMI
    November 2, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rishav Kapoor

Rishav Kapoor is a writer-director based in Mumbai.

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Director Statement

Modern love has been corrupted by modern conveniences. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of authenticity. Love challenges us to be our most authentic selves. The person who fakes first, fails. And yet we find it incredibly hard to be vulnerable on a first date. With social media and virtual reality entering the mix, it’s even harder than before because it’s so easy to perform to each other. To present a manicured version of our best selves.

With the lines between reality and virtual reality blurring, NEXT, PLEASE explores authenticity and inauthenticity bleeding into each other as two people who consider themselves ‘real’ try to fall in love.