Updated: January 16, 2021 00:56 IST
Rating : 3/5
The ever so charming Mishra family is back in its glory for the second season of Gullak on Sony Liv. The second season premiered on January 15 and is already gaining high praise for its brilliant writing and acting. The story follows the life of a family of four as they bicker and fight and laugh together through the difficulties that their life presents in a small town in north india.
Director Palash Vaswani can be seen emerging as a fantastic director as his role seems crucial in highlighting the show’s stellar cast. Sunita Rajwar as Bittu Ki Maa and Geetanjali Kulkarni are easily two of the best lead actors in the show that is full of outstanding performances by its entire cast. The writing behind the show adds further depth to this family of four and helps the viewer connect with the Mishra family on an emotional level, as if one were a part of the family itself.
The best part of the show continues to be its acting and show writing. Unlike many other shows where the quality of writing takes a deep dive Gullak has stayed true to its original fame and struck gold in the process. All the performances look grounded and nobody in the cast overshadows the other. In its humour there is little crass but also room for bettering the story itself. Instead every bit of the show compliments the other and packs a powerful punch.
In a show full of positives such as this one it is difficult to find the few and far in between negatives. The show perhaps unintentionally drags on for too long. Instead of feeling natural, this feels like an ill-conceived attempt by the show makers for the audience to watch the show for longer periods of time. This harms the show’s overall story and narrative.
If you are looking for a one of a kind humorous show about a middle-class Indian family to watch in the early weeks of 2021, Gullak season 2 hits just the right marks. However, unlike some of its predecessors do not expect the show to blow your mind with spectacle but instead take your heart away in its simplicity.