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NEHA MUJUMDAR
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WATCH A new television show follows four friends as they set up a court-defying nightclub

“Bring On The Night”, a new fiction series that began airing on MTV recently, is set as a thriller in which four friends get together to set up a nightclub. The ‘thriller’ aspect comes from the fact that the nightclub seeks to defy the typical deadline for such a venue to stay open — 2 a.m. in Mumbai, where it is set.

The show is dedicated to the idea of the ‘nocturnal’, said director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy over telephone. “You can’t walk into an office with stripey socks and a mohawk,” he illustrated. “But you can do that during the night – it allows for a truer form, a less protocol-driven person. The night allows you to be whatever you are.”

He wants to clarify that the concept of the ‘night’ in the show isn’t one that’s ‘eerie’ or ‘sinister’, but simply about one particular stripe of freedom.

“In India, we’re forbidden to be out on the streets after midnight... every one of us has a side to us that responds to the night.”

Instead of defying the court diktat — and thus seeking trouble — isn’t a better solution to the nightlife deadline to challenge it in court? “That wouldn’t make a story, now, would it,” he pointed out, adding that the protagonist tries to ‘bend’ the law in an ‘ethical’ way.

“He isn’t creating a drughouse, inviting junkies...the illegality is merely a more rebellious approach.”

MTV Eristoff “Bring On The Night” airs on MTV every Saturday at 7 p.m. for 10 weeks.

NEHA MUJUMDAR

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