Netflix’s latest original Yeh Ballet is inspired by the true story of two boys from Mumbai. The film has been directed by Sooni Taraporevala who also helmed a documentary of the same name in 2017.
It might seem too soon to watch another dance-based film after the release on Street Dancer 3D starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi, but its is not just another film about dancers. This time will see the world of Ballet dancers in Mumbai and will hear about it in Hindi. And for the first time, we won’t be following female dancers but male ballet enthusiasts.
This which is based true story is set to follow two boys who want to become the best ballet dancers in the world. They start as hip hop dancers who soon triumph over their circumstances and make their way to prestigious international ballet schools, as per Netflix’s official synopsis.\
Two dancers Asif (Achintya Bose) and Nishu (Manish Chuhan), belonging to working-class families, dream to make it big in the field of dance, despite constraints. Their dreams find a direction when they get to train under an international ballet trainer (Julian Sands) who introduces them to ballet. The boys put their best foot forward to master the dance form, but in their journey to become the best ballet dancers, they face several challenges.
Talking about the film, Sooni said in a statement, “Yeh Ballet is inspired by the real story of two young boys who were determined and dreamt big. It’s such an awesome and almost unbelievable story that it makes you believe in working with passion towards your goals. I discovered the boys a few years ago when my son was working with Aanand Gandhi, and I was asked if I would like to direct a VR documentary.”