This New Indian Netflix Show Is About Love, Life And Failures And It's Relatable AF

By Arslan Athar | 23 Nov, 2018

You graduated college, you have a job, or maybe moved a couple of jobs and you’re trying to figure out life. Don’t worry, most people have been there and are still there, you aren’t alone. Sometimes you just need a reminder, a reminder that you aren’t the only one with this shit happening in your life. That reminder, for me at least, came in the form of this Indian mini-series called ‘Little Things’.

‘Little Things’ follows the life and relationship of Kavya and Dhruv. 

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They’re a young couple who live together and away from their families. The journey starts with them, early on in their career paths and lives together. The point of the show is to depict how we, as desi millennials see life, see our relationships and also see ourselves. As the show progresses, these depictions change and they morph.

It’s interesting to see how the characters change, they learn to accommodate each other, there are multiple little things that make them see their lives in a whole new light, and yes, this probably explains the name of the show.

Kavya is a young woman who is very ambitious.

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There is a very stereotypical image of desi girls as being spoiled and demanding, which is what she is at the beginning of the show. She likes things her way, and she pushes her boyfriend, Dhruv, to move things as per her liking. As the show progresses, Kavya sees this frustrates and bothers Dhruv and begins to alter her attitude towards him.

In the same way, Dhruv enters the show as a typical Indian boy.

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He’s been trained to do well in school and told to have a certain aim and ambition in life. He is on the path that was made by his family and friends, but as episodes go on, he begins to realize that he needs to live life on his own terms and that his happiness and fulfillment in life is what matters at the end of the day.

I feel like a program like this is pretty important and needed for people in the millennial age bracket.

The show has invaluable lessons on how to deal with failure, how to deal with heartache and how to deal with changing self. The way a lot of desi kids are brought up makes one believe that there is just one way of living your life and fulfilling your dreams.

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One episode that really stuck with me is where a school time friend of Dhruv’s comes to visit. He’s very loud and boisterous, and very different than how Kavya and Dhruv are now. As the episode progresses, it’s revealed that the friend has some pretty archaic views on women’s rights and equality. Dhruv initially gets really mad and they fall out for a bit, but Kavya makes him realize that people need time to change, and at the end of the day, their bond as friends is more important; maybe through their friendship, he’ll learn and exchange with Dhruv; grow as a human being.

The show can teach one a lot about how to constantly reevaluate your own life as well as how to see the world around you as a changing entity, one you must constantly adapt to. Life changes, so to the relationships and the friends you have in life, and ‘Little Things’ does an incredible job are making it ‘real’.

You can watch the first season of the show on YouTube and the entire 2 seasons on Netflix.

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