Little Things Season 3
The third season of ‘Little Things’ is the new installation of the web series by Dice Media, which was released on Netflix on November 9, 2019.
Created by – Dhruv Sehgal
Written by – Dhruv Sehgal
Starring – Mithila Palkar, Dhruv Sehgal
The Story of Little Things revolves around the lives of Kavya Kulkarni, played by Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Vats, played by Dhruv Sehgal, the live-in couple. Dhruv and Kavya, were once homebodies, making sandwiches and watching television. Their relationship has somehow outgrown that comfortable inoculated equation they had in the past. After two seasons of secured, cushioned love, the couple will now have to wallow in a complicated long-distance relationship.
The season starts with Dhruv moving out to Bangalore for research. A sudden surprise comes when Kavya busts a gut saying she is also coming along to settle him down. The couple lands in Bangalore, bribe a guard for a live-in partner to enter the campus. When they unlock the door of Dhruv’s new life, the present voidness amidst the lifeless furniture implies how this distant relationship is going to look like.
The entire season is filled with such sensibilities and intense emotions, which were lacking in the last two seasons. The episodes of the first season lasted for less than twenty minutes and were carefree, jovial delicacies of a live-in relationship. The second season got a little more real and had shown the other side of their relationship in which they fought. Nevertheless, the season has managed to come a full circle.
Kavya, who for the first time in the three seasons, pays a visit to her hometown Nagpur. Though not the depiction of growing from childhood to adulthood physically, but emotional maturity of Kavya (both the characters for that matter) is told in a bildungsroman narrative with the flashback device. During her visit to Nagpur for her father’s retirement, she meets her first dog, whom she had rescue. Kaju is now old, who isn’t active any longer. Looking at him, Kavya realizes how time has passed in a blink. She catches up with an old friend and visits a cafe and gets disappointed with the taste of the muffin, as it tastes better but not similar.
This time Dhruv would also visit his hometown Delhi. His character is much duskier. He tries to find himself in the food he used to eat in his childhood and the park he used to visit. There is a particular scene wherein one lousy afternoon, he would ask his mother her feelings about selling the house and moving to a new place. And how he feels disconnected with all these things, as he has found a home somewhere else. All these conversations would make you look back and ponder on how our definitions of home changed, but an alien attachment is still there, which is almost inescapable.
Indeed, the story has matured, the characters have developed emotionally, and the writing has also flourished. Written by Dhruv Sehgal (the male lead in the series), the story seems to be inspired by Dhruv’s personality, his surroundings and looks real. It is very ordinary, but the intensity of this ordinary tale is affecting.
Amongst so many tales on millennial life which often turned into a superficial one, Little Things is a breath of fresh air. What is also unique about this web series is that it does not have any plot. It stays true to its title “little thing.