Little Things Season 4
It was about 5 years ago when I was probably on the cusp of my first relationship(which doesn’t exist anymore), did I watch a show on Youtube called Little Things. Back then the concept of a webseries wasn’t established yet, so it was more of a sketch dealing with day to day problems of a young couple. In many movies we are used to witnessing a very rosy picture about love. But love is far from being a bed of roses and probably at the end of the day it is companionship that stays throughout. This is exactly what was shown – a couple dealing with their own issues and sticking to each other through thick and thin. That couple – Dhruv and Kavya have always had a special place in my heart. So each time they returned with a new season (season 2 and 3), I always found the drama relatable probably due to my state of mind at that point of time. Well they are back this weekend with the final season of Little Things. Is it worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
The final season of Little Things starts off in Kerala when Dhruv and Kavya meet after an interval of 14 months. Does Love still find a way to exist in their relationship? I must admit I do have a soft corner for such slice of life dramas. Not only are they relatable but they are meant for a leisurely viewing. You do not need to really apply your brains, in fact they are like comfort food that you enjoy when you are mentally drained. And season 4 of Little Things is no different. The screenplay is conversational as it is also about creating certain situations. One drastic difference that I witnessed was that Dhruv and Kavya wern’t fighting much here which was refreshing to see considering how they have evolved over the years. The situations created here are again very relatable and the dynamics of the relationship that does see off the tough times is also organic here. While the first half of the series is set in Kerala which is simply a mood lifter, the second half is about getting back to the grind. And there is never a dull moment culminating into a final act that is heartwarming and just fills you up with so many emotions. Towards the end, while Dhruv and Kavya are in a car, Kavya tells Dhruv who is still very sleepy that she’ll drive them home. That single scene epitomizes their relationship. The car represents their relationship and it is upto the couple to take turns on the steering wheel and backup each other through their journey. Such a beautiful screenplay although there is a slight dip in the middle.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are beautifully penned and they do their bit in creating that warm fuzzy feeling in you. The music is excellently used(a couple of songs from the film Yes Boss) that perfectly sum up the mood. The BGM is as beautiful and blends so well with the drama. The cinematography is breathtaking and beautifully captures the beauty of Kerala. Some of the frames and stills can be used as postcards too! Director Pranjal Dua has done a superb job in keeping things light and frothy and not once melodramatic.
The performances are excellent. But it ultimately boils down to the chemistry between the two leads which is just so infectious. Dhruv Sehgal as Dhruv is just so brilliant here. His character is impulsive at times which signifies that no one really is perfect but he is also all heart most of the times. And Mithila Palkar as Kavya is a perfect foil to him. She is just so natural onscreen in a character that is often vulnerable yet strong when needed. They both feed off each other and compliment each other so well. Boy am I going to miss this couple or what!
The final season of Little Things is a fitting finale to a beautiful series which makes us understand the value of a relationship. As rightly said, in times of haste, the little things are the ones that we would often remember for times to come. Yet, they are often the crux of a relationship. Available on Netflix and Highly Recommended!