A vibrant entertainer that will have you yearning for that long-awaited epic Fam Jam!



Web Series: Potluck
Shared Food Director: Rajshree Ojha
Shared Food Cast: Cyrus Sahukar, Harman Singha, Ira Dubey, Jatin Sial, Kitu Gidwani, Shikha Talsania Read Also: Vidya Balan’s Jalsa, Chiranjeevi’s Chiru 153, Azad Hind, Akshay Kumar-Jackky Bhagnani, And More – Check Out The New Movies Announced Last Week

Stream on: Sony Liv
Release Date: Sep 10, 2021 Also read – Cyrus Sahukar on Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide: I think we shouldn’t go to trial [Exclusive]

So, it’s finally September 10, 2021! The long weekend after long, where there are a lot of releases in theaters and OTT platforms. Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivii, Nani’s Tuck Jagadish, Saif Ali Khan-Arjun Kapoor’s Bhoot Police, recently released Mohit Raina-Konkona Sen Sharma’s Mumbai Diaries 11/26, Ronit Roy-Richa Chadha’s Candy and more. However, what breaks this mess is Potluck, which comes with the promise of being that perfect fun, happy and entertaining entertainer that you can watch with your whole family, especially during the long weekend, as it also matches the current festive atmosphere. . The web series is directed by Rajshree Ojha, who previously directed Aisha from Sonam Kapoor-Abhay Deol. For the cast, Potluck brings together an eclectic mix of Cyrus Sahukar, Harman Singha, Ira Dubey, Jatin Sial, Kitu Gidwani, Shikha Talsania, among others. But is this Potluck delicious enough that you can devote your time and attention? Please read the review below before deciding to stream it. Read also – Mini Mathur: I hate playing a presenter in movies

What is Potluck about?

Govind shastriJatin Sial), the father of the family, is retired. It is at a family meal that he realizes what he has missed all these years. He regrets how when the children were little he was busy and now when he is free all his children are busy. That’s where he hatches a foolproof plan, keeping his wife Pramila Shastri (Kitu Gidwani) in confidence, to bring your family closer. Over time, the underlying interpersonal dynamics come to the fore, some nice secrets revealed and some not so nice ones. But, will this great family, of diverse origins and social conditions, stick together lunch after dinner?

Check out the trailer for Potluck below:

What heat?

The past year has not been easy for anyone and the only lesson for everyone during this pandemic is that life is uncertain, keep your loved one closer. It has shown the importance of family and Potluck is an attempt to make one realize how important it is to spend time with the people who matter. The web series brings us a typical modern Indian family, parents who disagree with each other on anything and yet find a way to play as each other’s best companions, typical siblings where one is an exaggeration, the other too has the burden. many responsibilities and struggling to fulfill his ambitions, while the third, the youngest of all, believes in living an unconventional life. Their conversations and situations have ample moments in which you will find yourself smiling, perhaps remembering someone or some instance of your own family or even recreating the scenario of the series with your family and wondering about their reaction. There is one scene in particular where the father tells his older son that while I sometimes disagree with you, or at all, I respect your choices and your opinions. Or one in which you realize that, although each member may be different, have a varied opinion or social conditioning, it is your family that understands you more than you can imagine and more than anyone else.
The casting is perfect and Kitu Gidwani as the cool mom and the best saas (mother-in-law) will captivate you. Ira Dubey and Cyrus Sahukar make no effort in their roles and Shikha Talsania’s portrayal of a millennial woman and her afflictions are identifiable.

It’s not?

The series begins on an enthusiastic note with everything too lighthearted and upbeat and all the members very excited. Are you left wondering the reason why? Why is potluck happening? And you get to know the reason only after a few episodes, if you still haven’t given up on the show by then, that is. Too much effort is put into establishing the dynamic between different family members, but that is neither effective nor attractive. Editing could have been sharper to save time and focus on key emotional moments between family members, rather than making them too quick to process.

BL verdict
Potluck is a lively entertainer on the typical modern Indian family as we know it. It is mixed with conversations that highlight the nuances of each member of the family so beautifully, you would be left drawing parallels between the Shastris and yours. The pandemic has kept us all away from our loved one, Potluck will remind you how much you’ve missed them and will make you urgently want to be a part of that long-pending fam-jam.

Classification: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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