Growing up I took many roadtrips with friends. Once I remember we visited Lonavla, during the monsoon. We ran into these gorgeous guys from the National Defence Academy (NDA), who sadly we never met again. We weren’t too disheartened as the weather was beautiful. But this trip is one we keep talking about. Because at that moment and many moments later on similar trips with nothing but the road and the radio our friendship was cemented. This shared experience continues to connect us many years later.
Indian stories have compelling content
There is no wonder then that one of my feel good shows for the summer is TVF’s ‘Tripling’. Set to the backdrop of a roadtrip the show follows the lives of 3 siblings, Chandan, Chanchal and Chitwan as they navigate life together and in the process, find themselves. They do this mostly while driving around in their car.
For some background, when streaming platforms came to India, they recognized that there was a market for regional language content. Good content was soon being developed by Indian writers. And my first introduction, was through ‘Tripling’. There is a reason why this is my first tryst with Indian writing for a web series.
Akarsh (The Tripling writer) has been expanding my cultural universe since a decade. I know him as the easy going fellow who always sees humor in situations, has cool friends and has married my Parsi bestie. I have a feeling though, going on a road trip with Akarsh would be a little like the series 😉
Why you need to watch Tripling
But the point is I would want a real-life road trip like this. Always some action, drama and romance. Also, who doesn’t love roadtrips that feature our gorgeous country? The second season of Tripling travels to Kolkata and Sikkim, just to name a few of the places. And don’t we all talk about taking roadtrips with family and friends. It’s stuff that dreams are made off.
While the first season had the siblings travelling together to meet their parents, with all possible madness ensuing. The second season that released this April is equally hilarious. The trio set out to find Chanchal’s husband who has mysteriously disappeared. Of course, it cannot be as simple as that. In the second season the characters get fleshed out and it is nice to see. I don’t want to give away too much information, but, go watch it. It’s an engaging, slice of life series with exaggerated twists and funny dialogues.
Kudos to the writer duo for tapping into the memories and magic that roadtrips evoke. Sometimes all it takes is the open road and your people for everything to make sense again.