See, Ray is an awkward young man who is navigating adulthood and the daunting world of romance in the 21st century. He does this with the help of ‘Wiz’, a personification of Ray’s inner voice, who tells us what Ray cannot say out loud. In a quest to understand if he wants sex, love or a relationship, Ray goes through a series of work-life misadventures and indecisions, continually finding himself, ‘Eternally Confused And Eager For Love’.
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Speaking about what went into the creation of the show, Ritesh Sidhwani, Producer of Excel Entertainment said, “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is a labour of love. Rahul Nair has been able to capture the reality and hilarity of what most of today’s young people deal with – it also has a lot of heart, and marks the beginning of our association with Netflix. We’re passionate about sharing our work with the service’s global audience.”
Adding to the excitement, Reema Kagti from Tiger Baby said, “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love is a fresh take on the daily struggles of Ray, a young adult, as he navigates the complexities of love, relationships and sex in a post modern world. We are very excited to have collaborated with first-time director Rahul Nair along with Excel Entertainment and Netflix on a series which will definitely connect with the younger generation today. It is very relevant to them.”
Monika Shergill, VP, Content, Netflix India, said, “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, as its unique name suggests, is a complex and hilarious exploration of the dating lives of young adults. Debutant writer and director Rahul Nair brings a distinctive voice to the series and has beautifully captured the day-to-day dilemmas of friendships, dating and relationships in these modern times. With this warm hearted entertainer we mark the beginning of our association with the powerhouse storytellers, Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment.”
Director Rahul Nair has written appartently what he knows best. Check out what he had to say when giving us a sneak peek into his story – Eternally Confused and Eager for Love!
He says, “In Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, Ray’s predicament is one that all young adults go through – finding their first crush, their first love, their first sexual partner and their first relationship. Wiz, his trusty wizard sidekick, is as much a guiding light to Ray as he is a hindrance, and through him, we portray Ray’s complicated thought process through a series of conversations with himself. The dynamic between Ray and Wiz embodies the many moments in our lives when we question ourselves, doubt our decisions and immediately regret something we have done. For most people, it’s a daily occurrence.
“The series is certainly a personal story – returning from college in America, I found the dating scene in Mumbai to be much like every other urban metropolis, with some unique Indian elements of course (namely, how deeply involved parents can get in your love life!). With numerous dating apps, a vibrant nightlife, and opportunities at every corner, I found that sometimes it can all become… a little too much.
“Are things easier for all the hopeless romantics out there, or have they actually become infinitely more complicated? Ray certainly feels overwhelmed, and I believe that most people do. As he stumbles through his journey, Ray exemplifies the hidden weight that comes with searching for ‘the one’. You could be happily committed, or alone and content, or setting out on this voyage for the first time, or some way along – but no matter where you are in life, everybody has been in the same boat at some point.”
Get ready for a date with Ray in Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, streaming exclusively on Netflix from March 18, 2022