Lockdown Rishtey: MX Player depicts relationships during pandemic

MX Player released the official trailer of Lockdown Rishtey, a Hindi web series, which will be available for streaming on the platform from October 21, 2020.

The cast includes established actors and familiar faces of the small screen like Ronit Roy (Hostages), Rohit Roy, Manasi Joshi Roy, Gurdip Punjj, Arjun Punjj, Rithvik Dhanjani, Abhishek Kapur, Anjum Fakih, Suchitra Pillai, Kamalika Guha Thakurta, and Darshanaa Gahatraj among others.

The new web series highlights the effect of lockdown on relationships, especially when everyone is cooped up 24/7 with their families. Lockdown Rishtey achieves this through the narration of five different stories depicting five sets of distinct relationships.

The five episodes, with a story each, are titled: faasley, rail ka dabba, farq zubaan, maths, and zidd.


The official trailer starts with the Prime Minister’s declaration of complete lockdown throughout the country from the midnight of March 24, 2020. It is accompanied by some adrenaline-inducing music.

What follows is common folks being concerned over the announcement of lockdown. Over telephonic conversations, ranging through the length and breadth of the country, people are worried about what all will be allowed and what wouldn’t during this time period.

Along with that, Lockdown Rishtey also emphasizes the various problems that people face in India, with big families and cramped housing. Coupled with social isolation, the complex narrative follows a humorous course of action and is served with a pinch of sarcasm, in order to bring out the importance of acceptance, love, and family.

The official description reads:

“With lockdown came new problems, new responsibilities, and new insights into our families’ everyday lives! Lockdown Rishtey conveys stories based on real instances experienced by people post the lockdown enforcement. The show is shot by the actors in their homes with their cellphones, extending a unique authenticity to stories that transpired when the lockdown was announced.”

To see how the lockdown affected these characters, watch the official trailer of Lockdown Rishtey here:

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