We often urge to find movies or web series that are family-oriented. But being a part of a generation that constantly requires the entertainment industry to level up its content, it’s pretty difficult to come across a ‘normal story.’ Streaming platforms are full of intense dramas and action-packed projects. However, these have proved to be in the trending list of viewership and are much appreciated by the audiences. But sometimes, entertainment notion for us lies in a story we could sit back and share with our family. Well, if you’re also looking for a similar watch, I believe you haven’t heard about TVF’s Hindi original – ‘Gullak.’
Story Of Gullak Season 1
Set in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, Gullak revolves around the everyday life events of an average middle-class family. Narrated from the perspective of a gullak (a piggy bank), the show is an amalgamation of sweet and sour moments of every other household in India. It throws a spotlight on the Mishra family and introduces us to Santosh Mishra, Shanti Mishra, and their kids Annu and Aman.
Santosh is a soft-hearted father who loves his family. Being strict with his kids is not his cup of tea. Just like any other father of a normal household, he usually ends up forgetting the petty tasks of the household, like repairing the leaking taps. Santosh is all about an Indian father who doesn’t forget awarding his kids with a fifty rupee note every now and then. He knows that his small gestures of patting his kids on their back and bringing mangoes and ice creams for his family will make them smile.
Shanti is like a typical Indian mother who uses her anger and sarcasm as her main weapons. She is a doting mother who has the responsibility of the entire household on her shoulder. She is in the habit of sacrificing her comfort. However, she wishes to renovate her house but always ends up being satisfied with the present scenarios like any woman of a middle-class family. She scolds the men in their house for their irresponsible behaviors because it’s her right to keep them on track. Say hello to a reflection of every Indian mother on screen!
Next comes the elder boy of an Indian household – Aman. He has dreams of giving his family a better life and is currently studying to clear a government entrance exam. He is witty and ends up laughing when his brother is being scolded-again very relatable to most people. Last but not least comes the youngest member Aman who ends up being rebuked by all the three members because, of course, he’s the youngest!
Gullak is a bunch of everyday memories a brown, middle-class household cherishes. They don’t get moments of enormous happiness or pleasure, and rather they’re habitual of finding happiness on the tiniest of moments. A show that shows a family who discusses the changes they want in their houses every now and then but ends up surrendering to their present financial position and infusing the plans upon the future. A show were talking about your kid’s marriage ten to fifteen years prior is a normal habit. A show where the eldest son is keen on getting a scooter, but the mother is willing to invest the money in the household needs. The show received a huge positive response for being relatable and one of a kind, and the viewers are eagerly waiting for a season renewal. So it the wait over?
Naye saal ka goodluck lekar aarahi hai naye kisso ki #Gullak!
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) December 27, 2020
Well yes. Gullak has been finally renewed for a Season 2 that wrapped up it’s filming in November. The release date of the show has, however, not been declared but is expected to hit the screens by mid-2021. The pilot season premiered on 27 June 2019, and we clearly can’t wait to witness the upcoming season. So until there’s any official news regarding the premiere of Season 2, still back and enjoy the 5 episodes long Season 1 of Gullak, available on SonyLiv. Binge watch it with your family and see bits of your everyday life exclusively on your screens!
Also Read: Netflix’s family entertainer ‘Double Dad.’