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ⓘ Little Things, TV series. Little Things is an Indian web television series by Pocket Aces. It features Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal in the lead roles. It fir ..




Little Things (TV series)
                                     

ⓘ Little Things (TV series)

Little Things is an Indian web television series by Pocket Aces. It features Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal in the lead roles. It first premiered on Pocket Aces channel Dice Media in October 2016 with five episodes. Netflix later purchased the franchise and its second season, with eight additional episodes, premiered on Netflix on 5 October 2018. A third season was released on 9 November 2019 by Netflix.

                                     

1. Premise

The story revolves around Kavya Kulkarni Palkar and Dhruv Vats Sehgal, a couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai. The series progresses with everyday life explored through conversation between the couple. The language used is English, with a few sentences in Hindi used mostly in slang.

                                     

2. Cast

Main

  • Dhruv Sehgal as Dhruv Vats
  • Mithila Palkar as Kavya Kulkarni

Recurring

  • Aman Bhagat as Karan
  • Palvi Jaiswal as Sana
  • Navni Parihar as Ila Kulkarni Kavyas mother
  • Sanjay Gurbaxani as Kavyas Boss
  • Loveleen Mishra as Dhruvs mother
  • Rishi Deshpande as Satish Kulkarni Kavyas father
  • Veer Rajwant Singh as Akash, Dhruvs friend at work
                                     

3. Production

The first season was directed by Ajay Bhuyan and had an episode runtime of 15 minutes each. The series is produced by Aditi Shrivastava, Anirudh Pandita and Ashwin Suresh. The second season was directed by Ruchir Arun, who is a National Award winner. The series features background music composed by Prateek Kuhad specially for it. In October 2019, Netflix announced that the show would be renewed for a third season, with a release date of 9 November 2019.

                                     

3.1. Production Development and writing

The series is written by Sehgal. Sehgal and Palkar have previously acted in short videos by Dice Media and Filter Copy, and have known each other since Palkars time working at Thespo Quasar Theatre Productions annual theatre festival. Sehgal had asked her to audition for Filter Copys new satire show on YouTube called News Darshan.

The series explores multiple themes, related to everyday life and the problems and challenges faced in it. Season 1 explored themes like a fear of missing out FOMO caused by social media and late-night cravings for food. Season 2 explored more serious themes like personal and professional crises. Dhruv is seen reconnecting with an old friend and realising that they have grown apart. He is later seen quitting his job due to a loss of interest. Dhruv is then seen as being "aimless" while Kavya has received a promotion and a pay hike, which leads to fights as they realise the differences between them. Other themes explored in the second season include Kavya getting attracted to a biker on an office trip, homophobia and the possibility of considering ones parents as friends.

Season 3 further explores Dhruv and Kavyas relationship which had hit a rough patch at the end of Season 2 with them venturing into a long-distance relationship. They thus begin to face loneliness due to staying apart from one another and learn to deal with it. They eventually realize that they can also be happy with other people. The two of them also have additional responsibilities and pity themselves. They reconnect with childhood friends and Kavya faces the fear of losing a loved one, her neighbours dog, Kaju. They both discuss the possibility of marriage and their views on the topic are explored through an episode consisting of flashbacks. While visiting their parents, they realize that they are growing old. Additionally, the season explores the social structures of the big cities, commenting on how the urbanisation results in a loss of humanity.



                                     

3.2. Production In other media

Season 1 of the series was published as a book by Penguin Random House in 2017.

                                     

4. Reception

Rohan Naahar of Hindustan Times gave it a rating of 4/5 and went on to write would have worked better if it had four episodes of 15 minutes each, instead of the eight episodes, each over 22 minutes long" and also critiqued that the second season lacked the shows "sweet-natured relatability".

                                     
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