True love over tradition?

November 25, 2013 10:49 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - It is often said that true love, like gold, must pass the “test of fire.”

Mumbai Love is not just another love story. It is the love story of two people from two different sides of the world, separated by culture and tradition, yet strongly bound by pure and true love for each other.

In the story, Nandi (Kiko Matos) is a self-made Indian-Filipino who believes in his heart that somewhere in this world, he will find his soul mate through destiny. His parents, however, still cling to the revered Indian tradition of choosing the right partner for their son. Ella (Solenn Heussaff), on the other hand, is a young Filipina businesswoman who sources accessories for a jewelry shop in Makati. Her work brings her to Mumbai, India where she didn’t expect to meet the man of her dreams.

By some magic of fate, the two meet in the majestic city of Mumbai where Nandi and Ella start up a friendship and romance. Nandi takes Ella to the most interesting and colorful places in Mumbai such as the center of arts and culture, the sacred temples and museums and historical sites of Mumbai where Ella begins to fall in love with the people, culture and landscape. Nandi shows her the magnificent beauty of India and he has quickly captivated Ella’s heart.

However, an emergency in Ella’s home-office suddenly happens forcing her to leave for home without even letting Nandi know. She did not even give him her cellphone number or any contact info, to the latter’s frustration. Not giving up that easily on his quest for his love, Nandi seeks the help of his cousin Romni and they both fly to Manila to look for Ella. This time, lady luck smiles on Nandi.

Will this interracial love prevail in the end or will love give way to tradition?

Mumbai Love is directed by Benito Bautista and is distributed by Solar Entertainment Corp.


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