Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (2023)

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (2023)

PG-13

netflix

A suitably stylish meditation on relationships in the digital age

6.9

Movie

India
Hindi
Drama
2023
ARJUN VARAIN SINGH
Adarsh Gourav, Ananya Panday, Anya Singh
135 min

TLDR

Downloading this film’s soundtrack right now. Whoever decided to invite all these excellent artists together… my ears thank you.

What it's about

Three childhood best friends Imaad, Ahana, and Neil navigate relationships and past wounds through the world of social media.

The take

With social media inextricably linked to our lives, the way we navigate relationships is different now. Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is a visually stunning debut that depicts this unique modern anxiety, and its different facets through three childhood friends. Adarsh Gourav, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ananya Panday have the easy, breezy dynamic that grounds the film. This, along with the chill soundtrack and stylish approach of writer-director Arjun Varain Singh took in depicting their issues, definitely match the aesthetic appeal we’re used to from the online world. The film’s conclusion doesn’t fully resolve things– after all, there’s no stopping the interconnectedness between real life and the online world– but Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’s struggles feel relatable, even if it’s as surface-level as the world it wishes to criticize.

What stands out

Social media isn’t just an online platform right now. It’s now a third space where we deal with almost everything– Relationships, work, finances, etc. Kho Gaye Hum Kahan primarily focuses on relationships, but in all honesty, the platonic friendship feels more interesting than the romantic relationships. Adarsh Gourav, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ananya Panday are able to meet the performance demands of their individual paths, but it’s their platonic dynamic that makes it easy for us to root for them. It’s honestly a shame that they focused more on the romance aspects, as more can be done to discuss their business venture, their shared living space, as well as the difference between their financial standings and career pursuits.

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