Jim Sarbh will next be seen in his upcoming film titled, Next Please. It is a story of love and cynicism straddling both history and future. The film has been written and produced by Chaitanya Tamhane and directed by Rishav Kapoor.
Talking about working on the film, Kapoor spoke about Tamhane who is best known for directing acclaimed Marathi film Court (2014). Elaborating on his collaboration with the acclaimed Marathi director, Kapoor stated, "Bringing a Chaitanya Tamhane screenplay to life was an immensely exciting opportunity. It's an ambitious story of love and cynicism that straddles both historical and futuristic worlds. We've really endeavoured to break new ground with this."
The film has quite an ambitious and innovative plot, as it explores modern dating in virtual reality, where a woman embarks on a quest for love and finds herself transported to a 1950s 'aunty bar'. An extremely topical film that deals with the complexities of modern relationships and virtual dating, as well as the problems that come with it, Next Please, thematically seems to be something very different.
Apart from Sarbh, the film also stars Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Shardul Bhardwaj, Next, Please is Tamhane's first-ever live-action project as a writer-producer, and will make its premiere at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023 in the Large Short Films on November 2.