The upcoming ‘digital era’ film Kho Gaye Hum Kahaan, starring Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gaurav, directorial debut Arjun Warin Singh released on Netflix India on Tuesday. It has received largely positive reviews not only from critics, but also from users on X (formerly Twitter). (Also Read: Kalshi with Kalki: Can we have a Zoya-Reema story where the actor is more than just the hero’s conflict?)
Many users shared on the forum that they found the film extremely relevant in the age of social media. One wrote, “Kho Gaye Hum Kahan feels like a completely personal attack on all the problems in my life.”
Another shared a picture from the film in which Ananya Panday’s character is sitting on the steps of a spiral staircase and wrote, “This particular scene in Kho Gaye Hum Kahan clearly draws parallels between the beginning of Ahana’s social media stalking and her leaving Uses cinematic genius to show.” Downward spiral. What a relevant and informative watch!”
A third user posted, “Yes Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is preachy but I haven’t seen a relevant film like this in such a long time. The scene where Ananya Panday is struggling to keep her hands off her phone, and can’t stop herself from stalking her ex-boyfriend and getting his attention? Shame.”
Archies deserved publicity
Some users claimed that the film, co-produced by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby Films, should have got the promotion and space like her previous release, Zoya’s period-of-the-age film The Archies, which ran throughout the year. Was leading in. Will release on Netflix India early this month. The user wrote, “Where are we lost? We deserve the publicity that Archies has got. Half way through the film I am mesmerized and enjoying immensely.” Another posted, ‘Zoya promoted Archies so much in the middle of the film and left ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan Chhiya’ which is really in the corner. It is wonderful lying there.”
One user pointed out that Suchitra Pillai, who played Saif Ali Khan’s love interest in Farhan Akhtar’s 2001 directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai, appears in Kho Gaye Hum Kahaan as Siddhant Chaturvedi’s therapist, who meets Farhan and Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.
Another user said that the film reminded them of last year’s Shakun Batra romantic thriller Gehriyaan, which also starred Siddhant and Ananya.
A third user went the extra mile and pointed out that Siddhant’s stepmother in the film is actually the same actor who plays one of Poo’s (Kareena Kapoor) friends in Karan Johar’s 2001 blockbuster family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.