As Bollywood kept decimating its image, Indian small screen space has strongly pounced on the vacated space. In the last few years, the OTT platforms have given multiple web series with great content and fine actors. Be it Aspirants or The Family Man, Asur or Special ops, the Indian entertainment industry is being rightfully resurrected by Web series. However, there are a few exceptions such as Scared Games and Paatal Lok. These series are nothing short of leftist propaganda and Hinduphobia. Amidst such a wave comes Gullak which emerged as a breath of fresh air.
Gullak will strike your emotional cord
Which is the best web series when it comes to representing the lives of millions of commoners? The answer is Gullak. One thing you will agree is that the ideal family of the 90s movies does not exist in reality. Gullak is a brilliant elaboration of how ideal families are. It’s a typical middle-class story. Sacrifices by parents, their elder child, struggles of daily lives; it has everything in it for hooking you up to the screen.
It slowly takes you into the home and the world of a small-town family fighting their respective problems in life. Season 3 of the immensely charming SonyLIV show is a perfect show that can make you glued to your couch until the web series is finished. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it will stay with you for a long time even after you’ve finished.
The Gullak is an omniscient observer-narrator in the series that narrates the plight of the Mishra clan for whom the challenges are never over. The five-part Gullak Season 3, produced by Arunabh Kumar and created by Sreyansh Pandey, indeed, holds the audience with its tight grip.
Mishras, the family around whom the story is revolving, is trudging away, crossing one hurdle at a time. Annu (Vaibhav Raj Gupta) is now a medical rep, trying every possible ‘tikdam’ to succeed. Younger brother Aman (Harsh Mayar) is unwillingly preparing the engineering route hoping that this will help them come out of their 2BHK-one fridge-too-little-money lives. Mishra Sr (Jameel Khan) deals with the politics-in-the-office, and Mrs Mishra (Geetanjali Kulkarni) is, as always, keeping them united.
What makes you relate to the show and enjoy thoroughly is the unwaveringly natural performances delivered by the four principal actors – Geetanjali Kulkarni, Jameel Khan, Vaibhav Raj Gupta and Harsh Mayar.
Durgesh Singh’s script and Palash Vaswani’s direction together have completely justified the story. The series is a top-notch entertainer and has overshadowed series like Patal Lok and Sacred Games.
In the era when entertainment has been replaced by propaganda, Gullak is the much-needed entertainment web series.