Till the 'multiplex culture' came to India, a majority of Hindi movies packed multiple stories in those three hours. The stories were connected to one another and would culminate into one climax. But, of late, diverse stories are packed in those two hours. These stories run parallel, but have one common end.
In 2007 itself, Salaam-E-Ishq and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. tackled six stories at one go. Director Milan Luthria treads a similar path as he handles three parallel stories in Hattrick, using cricket as the setting.