‘White Lily and Night Rider’, Zee Theatre’s new Teleplay is the story of two leads who end up falling for their virtual identities online. It is a perfect story for the 21st century that features modern romance. Believe it or not, it was written 10 years ago.
The teleplay features Milind Pathak and Sonali Kulkarni essaying the characters of ‘White Lily’ and ‘Night Rider’. They are both in their 30s and on a quest to look for love. Soon, they both meet online, develop a deep bond and fall in love while exchanging numerous conversations over the phone. Things take an unexpected turn when it’s finally time for both of them to meet in real life and not everything goes as planned. The feature has many instances of irony and humour that have been fitted perfectly to represent the distinction between how people appear online and how they are in reality which ends up resulting in expectations of the mismatched kind.
Kulkarni, who is ever so multi talented and vivacious has kept the story alive since it got written. She feels like as the time changes, the story tends to get more and more relatable among people. “All of us really just want to love and be loved. However, it is quite scary when people are confronted with the feeling of imperfection or not being good enough. This emotion remains constant in people of different ages and there is a comfort in the fantasy world of romance. ‘White Lily, Night Rider’ is the epitome of all these emotions and insecurities and it makes this digital age romance timeless. Everyone has a little bit of White Lily and Night Rider in them. The play only gets better due to its consistent humour and will bring a smile on everyone’s face and inadvertent laughter,” says Sonali Kulkarni.