Love is the most important human emotion and watching it on-screen, be it in films, TV or OTT, makes it a visual treat. But for ages stories with love triangles have left the audience intrigued and surprised. Former Bollywood actress and No More Tears founder Somy Ali feels love triangles works because it generates curiosity.
“As humans, we are unpredictable beings, and we fall in and out of love easily. That is just a natural phenomenon and when we are presented with a love triangle in cinema, it ignites our curiosity as to who the subject will end up with and how the one rejected will react. We begin to project our own selves into that specific scenario or script. Personally speaking, there is nothing more to it than ultimately learning the conclusion, be it film or real life,” she said.
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She further stressed that such movies also grab eyeballs because the audience eagerly waits to see how it ends. She said, “Movies like ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge!’ or even ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’, both films were interesting solely based on the novelty of the scripts. All subjects were in a severely emotional paradox, and we, the audience, were desperately waiting to see the conclusion in the above-mentioned films.”
“As a viewer, I find them entertaining because this happens very often in real life as well. Two people falling in love or lust with the same individual is not uncommon, however, the conclusion is the only interesting aspect to this specific scenario,” Somy concluded.