In the short film The Other Way, writer-director Imtiaz Ali revisits the themes that have defined his cinema since his debut Socha Na Tha (2005). Released by Large Short Films on its YouTube channel on March 20, The Other Way revolves around a man and woman who steal a few moments of intimacy and engage in minor introspection.

Rewa (Shreya Chaudhry) meets photographer Arjun (Pavel Gulati) a day before her wedding. Ali, who doubles up as the narrator, discusses what unfolds on the screen as the story moves back and forth in time. Ali’s deft hand at injecting lightness into the romantic scenes is proven once again, as is his ability to have fun with a modest character arc in limited time and space.

The Other Way.