Tripling Season 2
Produced by: The Viral Fever Labs
Created by: Sameer Saxena
Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, Amol Parashar
Back in 2016, The Viral Fever Labs, a small production group which was creating game-changing content, launched Tripling, a road trip story. The first season had it all. Drama, emotional dilemma, comedy, and adventure. “Baba, you’re beautiful” stuck with us for a lifetime. Be it Chitwan’s carefree attitude or Baba’s protective nature or Chanchal’s quirkiness, everything panned out well and lead to a groundbreaking success for the web series.
After waiting for 3 years, season 2 has arrived. But to sum it up, it kills me how they’ve not lived up to what I expected out of it. It is imperative to mention that for a regular viewer of TVF’s content, the bar for quality content is set way too high. But there’s still a lot of potency in the show.
In six months, the characters’ lives have turned upside down. Chandan is now a bestselling author, Chitwan, a sort of househusband and Chanchal, an MLA. But what hasn’t changed is their attitude towards each other. They’re completely disconnected and unaware of whereabouts of each other. Call it destiny or coincidence, the sibling reunite once again to embark on a road trip.
The storyline is intriguing and engrossing. The writers, Akarsh Khurana and Sumeet Vyas, carefully knit a story with interesting subplots. Dialogues are the best part of this show. If nothing, the show will surely make you laugh. But where the show disappoints is the lack of emotional sensibility. The surge of emotions and drama is clearly missing. With the nature of events occurring, the characters’ internal dilemma isn’t well explored.
Performances have never been an issue with any TVF show. Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo and Amol Parashar are equally convincing and believable. Their dialogue delivery is perfect and expressions are on point. Kubra Sait plays a cruel lawyer and pulls it off well. Gajraj Rao and Shweta Tripathi do complete justice to their roles.
In one subplot, Shweta Tripathi plays the wife of a 70-year old Nawab who lives in ruins of his palace. She adds so much depth to a character which belongs to an unexplored world. Her character hits hard with her words and steals the show.
With all that said, amazing cinematography and impeccable performances hold a story that doesn’t do justice to the first season. The show does better than most of the content out there but fails to live up to its own legacy.