Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, Amol Parashar, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Kumud Mishra, Shernaz Patel & ensemble
Creator: Arunabh Kumar & Sumeet Vyas
Director: Neeraj Udhwani
Streaming On: Zee5
Language: Hindi (with subtitles).
Runtime: 5 Episodes Around 30 Minutes Each!
Tripling Season 3 Review: What’s It About:
The trio is back and this time the trouble in their life is through their parents who are only trying to live their life on their terms. The fact that their parents are getting separated brings the Tripling under one roof and begins the emotional fare.
Tripling Season 3 Review: What Works:
The core to Tripling created by the amazing TVF family was the fact that it catered to a fresh story with an unconventional dynamic where the protagonist wasn’t romantically involved or revengefully fighting. But were siblings trying to navigate through life just while unknowingly understanding the importance of their presence in each other’s lives. It struck a chord and TVF had another hit in the kitty.
Story by Arunabh Kumar & Sumeet Vyas, screenplay by Arunabh, Sumeet & Abbas Dalal, and directed by Neeraj Udhwani, Tripling Season 3 takes off like the last two seasons where all three are scattered in different parts of the country and need to come together to fight one problem. Vyas this time around probably tries to bring a sense of ‘tehrav’ (stability) to the rather chaotic lives of his protagonists. The problem is not at large in their lives directly but has come through their parents. So their parts of the story get lesser attention except for Chitvan. It also works for a good chunk because we have seen enough about Chandan and Komal.
The focus as said is parents and they are written quite beautifully. Even amid the bothering runtime and the rush, these parents with voice and choices that very much define an old couple understanding relationship in a new way is a good note to tap in. If you love someone, you don’t push yourself on them till either of you suffocates, you let them go. There is beauty in how delicately Vyas handles Kumud and Shernaz’s parts. The attempt in showing the fact that parents have a life beyond raising and listening to children is amazing.
Vyas and team try to find a pathos in the most jovial character of all and one that you least expect, Chitvan. His part of the story is were you cry, and the only time this season. He asks Baba for a hug and that very moment Nilotpal Bora’s soul-touching Patang tunes in and you see the most ‘Care Me Not’ character showing his vulnerabilities. He isn’t a biological father, but still fighting for custody, his connection with his parents is broken, and his siblings have a life and no more can give complete attention to his antiques. Personal battles are big no matter what, and through Chitvan the team explores that.
Tripling Season 3 Review: Star Performance:
Sumeet, Amol, and Maanvi are now the siblings they play. The effortlessness with which they now approach these characters is evident and it is great to watch them understand them completely. The biggest evolution of all three is for Parashar this time and he makes sure he does that pretty well. Sumeet stays true to the part and so does Maanvi.
Kumud Mishra is always a treat and when he loses his temper, that scene does create a good impact. Shernaz Patel has a calm demeanour and everytime she graces the screen, you can only smile and welcome the feel good vibe she brings.