Tripling, Season 2: Web Series Review
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Amol Parashar, Maanvi Gagroo, Akarsh Khurana, Nidhi Bisht, Mushtaq Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Kubbra Sait, Gajraj Rao, Shweta Tripathi, Kumud Mishra, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur, Rajeev Masand.
Director: Sameer Saxena.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.
Channel: The Viral Fever (TVF), SonyLIV.
Release Date: 5th April 2019.
Chandan has become a successful writer, whose book based on the sibling’s last road trip has become a bestseller, but has created a lot of trouble for his sister, Chanchal, as it mentions that her husband Pranav, the Prince, is impotent. Now he has gone missing without a trace and she is held suspect for his disappearance, and even a possible murder. The Triplings embark on a journey to find Pranav, meeting new people and reliving old memories.
- The new season has an increased drama penchant, and explores more than the just the sibling’s lives. Their story is supported by a wide array of characters, giving it a new depth and human approach.
- Amol, Sumeet and Maanvi are as excellent, if not more, as the first season. The new characters that are introduced in each episode shine through, especially the Badhaai Ho famed Gajraj Rao, accompanied by the versatile Shweta Tripathi. Each character adds to the sibling’s equation in a unique way, and leaving their footprint behind.
- Amol’s Chitvan is portrayed in a new light, a new aspect of the seemingly careless and chilled brother, who has turned into a family man, who is responsible yet hasn’t lost touch of the real guy, which makes him as relatable and endearing as ever.
- The tiff and lack of knowledge about each other’s live Chandan, Chitvan and Chanchal have, maintains the purity of their relationship, making it relatable. Because in spite of all their baggage and differences, they are willing to stand together when the situation demands it.
- The original music by Nilotpal Bora steals the show; every song suiting the location or the scene in such a subliminal way, raising the plot to a new level.
- The director has maintained the perfect balance between grandeur and lavishness with the reality of the story, saving it from becoming just an ostentatious piece.
- Tripling, Season 2, fulfils what it promised in the promo, a fun yet sentimental ride through the sibling’s lives, accompanied by the scenic locations. From Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kolkata to Gangtok, the wide, aerial shots give the series an aesthetic feel, justifying its road-trip oriented genre.
- The recreation of scenes from Season 1 gives you a nostalgic feeling of all the drama the siblings have been through, leaving you reminiscing the good ole days.
- You have got to give it to TVF and the director; they know how to integrate a brand seamlessly into the story.
- The sudden change Chitvan has gone through, leaves us as baffled as his brother Chandan, and it is not justified in the way it should have been; Kubbra Sait’s Sheetal Gujral leaves you wondering about her role in the grand scheme of things, and leaving you disappointed.
- Same with Kunal Roy Kapoor; his role in the first series was simply brilliant, and in this season, considering the plot actually revolves around his disappearance, when he does make an appearance in the end, it lacks the impact it was building upto, throughout the series.
Tripling, Season 2 takes you on a drama-filled trip through various parts of India, with the trio and their baggage. Worth a watch.
- The director in the first episode shooting the movie based on Chandan’s book is actually the co-writer of Tripling.
- Gajraj Rao could be seen on web in shows such as Y Films’ Bang Baaja Baaraat, and The Viral Fever’s F.A.T.H.E.R.S.
- Rajeev Masand, the acclaimed Talk Show Host and Film Critic, has also made special appearances on the Web Entertainment before, in Voot’s Badman, and Arré’s series I Don’t Watch TV.
Watch The Trailer Here:
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