Roopa Rao’s 2019 Kannada film Gantumoote is one that is extremely close to my heart. For one, in it I found a female protagonist whose thoughts read like they were taken from my own head. Two, it gave us an endearing and heartbreaking romance from a very strong and honest female gaze – something we are so starved of in our films. I had kept meaning to check out her web series – The ‘Other’ Love Story (henceforth refered to as TOLS) (2016) soon after, but it slipped out of my mind until a friend brought it up again, after which I decided to give it a try. And I’m so glad I did.