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R Madhavan dishes out details on his character in Netflix's Decoupled; read on

Decoupled also features Surveen Chawla in the lead role.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 20, 2021
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R Madhavan is set to star in Netflix's upcoming comic drama Decoupled as a pulp fiction writer. The actor acknowledges that the genre is difficult since it takes perfect timing, balance, rhythm, and, in some cases, a certain demeanour to make the audience laugh. Decoupled follows the characters Arya (Madhavan) and Shruti (Surveen Chawla) as they deal with the quirks and inconveniences of their high-society environment while preparing for their impending divorce.

As per reports in IANS, talking about his role and comedy as a genre, Madhavan said that comedy takes excellent timing, balance, rhythm, and frequently a certain demeanour to make the audience laugh.

About his character, the 3 Idiots actor revealed that he portrays a pulp-fiction writer with an unwavering sense of objectivity and transparency, and also speaks his mind despite the absurdity of the situation. 

Madhavan called it a fantastic experience playing Arya and performing a comedy part with a sense of timing and balance.

Talking about the plot of Decoupled, Arya and Shruti are married - sort of - and live in the opulent streets of Gurgaon, amongst sleek, modern bungalows and gaping glass towers. Their lives are far from humdrum and nothing short of a dramedy, filled with witty, toe-tickling snarky banter. The couple's openly schismatic relationship will undoubtedly divide the audience.

Arya and Shruti have been through it all, from pals to life partners. When snarky, outspoken pulp fiction writer Arya and his quiet, composed business suit CEO wife Shruti decide to divorce, things aren't going to be easy, as what happens next will have you laughing with amusement. Despite their decision to part ways, the two discover unexpected chemistry as they comically negotiate their challenges and manage the continuous question of whether they should or shouldn't be together.

This laughter riot, produced by Bombay Fables and Andolan Films, and directed by Hardik Mehta, will premiere exclusively on Netflix on December 17, 2021.


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