Gullak: Sikkon Ki Nahin, Kisson Ki Gullak
Introduction Of Mishra family:
Jameel Khan as Santosh Mishra( Father)- Employed in Electricity Department
Geetanjali Kulkarni as Shanti Mishra (Mother)- Homemaker
Vaibhav Raj Gupta as Annu (Elder Son)- Preparing for SSC exams.
Harsh Mayar as Aman (Younger Son)- Struggling in studies
Sunita Rajwar as neighbor – Loyal Peeper of Mishra’s house.
Gullak means a piggy bank known for storing money; opposite to that, the tagline indicates that episodic series is all about preserving the sweet and bitter memories of anecdotes a middle-class family faces in daily routine. A Hindi drama is perfectly plotted in the small town of North India Uttar Pradesh.
The whole story and chaos revolve around the great Mishra family and their lattice of relationships enwrapped in gentle humor. In each episode, they deal with the day-to-day issue. starting with their morning from pumping water to lazy Sundays, from sibling’s huge fight to disappointing dinner plans no matters how much rough their days went it’s ended up with the sweetness of ice cream. And that’s called family. Isn’t it?
From the treasure collection of TVF, for me, Gullak is one of the best fully entertaining series. A fair credit goes to the excellent script, realistic approach, and pitch-perfect performances of the brilliant star cast. Gullak season 1 was released in the year 2019, and now after a huge success of season 1 TVF originals, came with a season 2 streaming on SonyLiv from 15th January 2021.
After my sister’s recommendation, I watched it as the best use of time during the lockdown, Yes you can call me a latecomer. She knows me well that I am a person who prefers a realistic drama anytime over anything. A drama to which we can relate the most, Gullak, a mini web series, fulfills my thrust. I could not stop myself from taking the chain of recommendation further.
GULLAK Season 1
Season 1 is divided into a total of five episodes, each of 24 min. Every episode has given names like Tehri (Yellow Rice), Hum Do Hamare Do (We two and Our Two), Itwaar (Sunday), Batti Aa Gayi(Power is On), Tyohaar ( Festival). Every episode has presented the different and new side of the Mishra family; they argue over Shanti’s yellow rice. Whereas in some, their break down made us emotional as Annu once again failed to crack SSC exams. Their small comprises over the sacrifices of their big house dreams touched the audience. The audience easily connects with the storyline.
GULLAK Season 2
Season 2 has the same plot and cast. It is only the continuation of the day to day issues of a middle-class family. Again The whole series is divided into 5 episodes. Which are named as Bijlee ka Bill (Electricity Bill), Chini Kam Pani Zyada (More sugar, less water), Saparivar (invitation with family), Kal Board ka paper hai ( Board Exams is tomorrow ), Kirana(Ration). in this season too, may the incidents were different but the processing to reach on a mutual settlement and that too with a sweet smile and a wide smile on faces was same.
Without being a spoiler alert, leaving it here. Do check out the Gullak series if a light comedy entertains you, and do not forget to share with me that did Gullak tickle your funny bones?
One more thing, do get some time to watch out the Gullak Title Song at least once. I am so sure it will fill your heart with old sweet memories!!
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