Qarib Qarib Singlle (transl. Almost single) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Tanuja Chandra and produced by Zee Studios, JAR Pictures, and Sutapa Sikdar. The film stars Irrfan Khan and Parvathy Thiruvothu in the lead roles and had a worldwide release on 10 November 2017. This film is Parvathy’s Hindi film debut and it earned her praises for her performance. The movie received praise for the story and the performances by the lead.
The story revolves around Jaya Shashidharan, a widow, who lives alone and works at an Insurance Policy company. One day, she meets Yogi, on an online dating website called abtaksinglle.com. They both journey around the country to meet Yogi’s three ex-girlfriends, during which they fall for each other.
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Qarib Qarib Singlle is based on a story which was originally written many years ago as a radio play by Kamna Chandra, who is also the mother of director Tanuja Chandra. In August 2016, it was reported that Irrfan Khan would be the lead actor in Tanuja Chandra’s next film which would be a romantic comedy about an odd couple falling in love on a road trip. The production team approached Richa Chadha, Kalki Koechlin and Pooja Hegde for the film but talks didn’t materialize with any of them. While scouting for the lead actress of the film, Gazal Dhaliwal, who is the co-writer of the film, suggested the name of Parvathy Thiruvothu, an actress who was supposed to work in a Vidhu Vinod Chopra film written by Gazal Dhaliwal but could not as the film got shelved. In February 2017, it was confirmed by Parvathy Thiruvothu herself that she would be making her debut in Hindi cinema with Tanuja Chandra’s film opposite Irrfan Khan.