Jack Prabhu & Santoshh KK’s ‘First Nights’, premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival, is a fairly interesting dive into the psychology behind wedding nights

Posted on June 3, 2021


Spoilers ahead…


The premise of this film, made with a cast of newcomers, is what the title promises: the first night or the wedding night. In the case of arranged marriages, this can be an awkward thing. Long, long ago when marriages were arranged by elders, the couple barely met. After marriage, they would be pushed into a room and told to have sex. Today, things may not be as bad because the couple get to interact even in the case of an arranged marriage. But still, there’s the awkwardness of having sex for the first time with someone you barely know or at least don’t know too well. This is the premise of the film. 

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