Little Things, Season 3: Web Series Review
“Netflix brought Little Things Season 3 without much extravaganza, but the season itself has created a buzz or being the best of the series yet. What do we think? Find out.”
thing comes together in the most quintessential manner, to make Little Things 3 the best season Dhruv finds his calling in Bangalore as a research assistant, which is where the latest chapter of Little Things starts. Kavya and Dhruv go through the dreaded long-distance relationship, where the rectangle screens of their phones become their saviour. Their love doesn’t lessen and they don’t grow apart, but they do find something precious through this distance- their independence. The question is- will they make their own choices without losing what they have?
A week late to the party that is Little Things Season 3, there were a lot of responses that I saw and read for this new season. The general consensus among them all was, “This season is the best of the series.” And after watching it, I agree, wholeheartedly.
We have seen Dhruv and Kavya grow, with each banter and inside jokes and all the little things that make them special. We know them as a couple who have stood by each other through thick and thin, battling the waves together. But in this season, we see them as individuals- two people who were dependent on each other to the exclusion of everyone else, who find themselves apart. In front of their love, everything and everyone else always took a backseat, and the clarity this space brings strikes them hard. While Dhruv is happy in his new independent life, finally finding something worthwhile for himself, Kavya finds it hard to cope with her new-found solitude. Right when one finds happiness others loses it, and vice versa. A journey of bridging this gap to collective happiness, this season brings us a Dhruv-Kavya, who is both weaker and stronger, at the same time.
There’s a depth and layers to Little Things that was somehow absent from the previous seasons. Friends and family play an important role as Dhruv and Kavya learn to redefine their relationship. These human facets, which were somehow irrelevant before, portray our favourite couple in a new light. The screenplay is watertight in its exploration of various plots that contribute to the main story.
Dhruv and Mithila are exceptionally beautiful as they portray the conflict of protecting their love at the cost of one’s individuality. The situation comes alive on screen with their naturally stellar acting. Not once does their cribbing or fights or companionship come off as fabricated or pretentious, feeling as real as it can be.
The background music and the songs- from Moriarty’s Jimmy to Debussy’s Claire De Lune, or even the title track- it all sets a mellow yet intense, light yet sombre tone to the series. The melodies come together to form a sublime background score to Dhruv and Kavya’s life.
Adorned with beautiful, revealing frames that grace the entire season, Cinematography of Little Things season 3 is the cherry on the pie. Aniruddha Patankar, the DOP of this season, creates a perfect setting or the story to take place in, aided by directors Sumit Arora and Ruchir Arun.
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Every little of the series.
Sumit Arora, the co-director of Little Things Season 3, has previously directed a short film titled White Shirt. He is also the dialogue writer for Amazon Prime’s The Family Man and Netflix’s Selection Day.
Dhruv Sehgal, apart from acting, has also developed this season and co-written it.
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