LOEV tells the story of two friends with a complicated past - Wall Street dealmaker Jai (Shiv Pandit) and Mumbai based music producer Sahil (Dhruv Ganesh, in his final role before passing away in January 2015). The two share an emotional weekend on a road trip into the hills and canyons of Maharashtra where chances are missed, truths are evaded and an unexpected love develops.
Shot entirely on location in India, the film production was completed in secrecy due to the extreme LGBT laws in the country. Due to these censorship issues, the filmmakers are particularly excited to be launching the film globally with Netflix on May 1st, so that audiences across the world will be able to see the film in the safety and privacy of their own homes.
“I didn't think it would be possible to cast or finance a film like this,” Saria said, “So to find ourselves on the cusp of a worldwide release is truly spectacular. It speaks to Netflix’s taste and the way in which they empower filmmakers to speak out against oppressive societies and arcane censorship systems like the one we have in India.”