Decoupled trailer: Madhavan and Surveen Chawla play a couple on the verge of separation
The series is set for premiere on December 17
R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla are starring in a new Netflix show Decoupled, which is set for premiere on December 17.
Its trailer has dropped in and it is about a married couple who have fallen out of love but decide to stay together for the sake of their teenage daughter.
Madhavan plays the role of a writer named Arya while Surveen Chawla's Shruti is a start-up founder.
The show is created by Manu Joseph and directed by Hardik Mehta. It is produced by Bombay Fables and Andolan Films.
Speaking about Decoupled, creator Manu Joseph Mehta said, “Decoupled is about a guy who can see in any situation what others are trained to ignore. Naturally, it gets him into trouble wherever he goes, and this sort of objectivity is not healthy for a man in a marriage. One of our goals was to keep it all real. The thing about comedy is that if it is not real it is not funny, and what is difficult about comedy is that every component in a scene has to fire for it to work. It was amazing to watch Madhavan throw away his good-boy image for the lead role and reach deep into his delinquent side. Surveen Chawla, playing his long-suffering wife had a particularly challenging role because it is extremely hard to play a normal sane person. And I’m grateful to the director, Hardik Mehta, who taught me that men with great hairstyles can still be very grounded and hardworking."
Sharing his excitement about Decoupled, R. Madhavan said, “I play the character of Arya, a pulp-fiction writer who suffers from a rather uncompromised sense of objectivity and clarity, along with a determination to not compromise (ever!) - which is hilarious especially when pitted against his calm and composed wife Shruti, played by Surveen. I am thrilled to collaborate with a global platform like Netflix and grateful to Manu Joseph as well as Hardik Mehta for bringing this character and story to life. Surveen was a delight to work with through and through and I hope the chemistry and humour we share on-screen leaves audiences laughing uncontrollably.”
Surveen Chawla, who returns to Netflix after playing the much loved Jojo in Sacred Games said, “I am excited to return to Netflix and be a part of a completely different genre which will hopefully have audiences in splits. Decoupled hilariously sheds light on a modern couple trying to work through the nuances of a marriage while trying to keep their sanity intact. Madhavan is playing my husband Arya’s character with utmost ease and his comic timing is spot on! The dynamic of Shruti and Arya is unique, honest and it was honestly such a refreshing experience. Manu Joseph and Hardik Mehta were incredible in pegging us on to bring these characters to life in our own ways. It is an entertaining comedy and we hope the audiences enjoy watching it.”