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Vibhu and Web Series - Gullak is a cheering story

After watching Panchayat, I was again on a hunt for another web series that Vibhu (my 7-year-old boy) can also enjoy. Luckily I found one. It was again a neat and uncomplicated one. No abusive language, no inappropriate talks, and full of comedy, it was really fun to watch "Gullak" with Vibhu. Set in a small town in North India, this web series is about a middle-class Mishra family and their day-to-day struggles.


Being a 90s kid, I have seen the craze for clay piggy banks, typically called Gullak. Be it any fair or festival, buying a clay piggy bank was a custom in families of North India (UP) during the early 90s. The Series is named Gullak as in the show, a clay piggy bank, is the narrator of the plot. The Mishra family includes a giving husband, Santosh Mishra; a sarcastically speaking wife, Shanti Mishra; and their two sons. Then there are nagging neighbors, demanding relatives, everyday life struggles, and lots of humor with all. The performance by everyone in the cast is so authentic with the typical Up wala accent that the fans wants to go ahead and hug them. 


It’s hard to say who does a better job or which character is more important. Vibhu's favorite is happy-go-lucky younger son of Mishra family, Aman. He is a school-going boy and his battles with his elder brother make Vibhu go gaga over him. Many times we both, mother and son, went mad laughing over the incidents of the show while watching. We both admired their way of talking, their attitude towards problems, and their bonding. The show is so relatable like it is a story of my hometown where we have families like this. In fact my extended family is like them. 


This web series shows that how tier-two towns and the mohallas have more life in them than any big city ever come across. It also touches upon weighty issues like financial difficulties in lower-middle-class families, unemployment, and ignorance towards the woman of the house. However, it smoothly glides over all of them without making us serious. One must watch Gullak to realize how enjoying life can be despite all chaos and family drama. The web series has two seasons launched till now. Vibhu and I both are desperately waiting for the next. 


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  1. Seems like.it is one web series my kids should not miss.

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  2. oh our whole family loved Gullak. It showed real life but in a light hearted way. glad Vibhu enjoyed it!

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  3. I am always on lookout for a good Indian show for kids, glad to read your post and find the next inspo :)

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  4. Soo relate to the piggy bank which my son loves saving coins and notes that he occasionally gets from us or his grandparents and the lovely way he tries counting and recounting and the happiness he has..

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  5. Seems like you afre enjoying the series with your kid. Actually, I getting a lot of options to see with our kids.

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  6. Loved the review of this series. Sounds fun to watch especially with kids.

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  7. We loved watching Gullak too. Unfortunately my kid’s doesn’t understand Hindi but we both enjoyed this series.

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  8. Gullak is such a fun series to watch... both are seasons are soo beautifully crafted... love this one

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  9. I must check if my boys have seen these series!

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  10. Thanks for the review...seems to be a nice show...

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  11. This is a great recommendation, got to check it out!

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  12. My brother also likes gullak. He is also trying to persuade me to watch it. Maybe I'll finally watch the series.

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  13. I should probably make a list of all your recommendations. I never seem to find good shows to watch with my family.

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  14. you save me this weekend by sharing this. Please post more so that my hunt for age appropriate content on web for my kids will not be a headache.

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  15. I have heard a lot about this series, I am definitely picking it up after finish Kota factory.

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  16. In these days of violence and thrillers, Gullak is a very simple series that one can watch with the whole family. Happy to see you watch and enjoy with your son

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  17. Thanks for the review. Shall check for my daughter.

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  18. Read so many good reviews about this story, wanna watch it soon

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  19. This show sounds wonderful. It is true that small towns and mohallas often have more life than bigger cities. I would love to watch this especially after your interesting description, thank you. :)

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  20. I am yet to watch this series. And good to know that we can watch it with kids too.

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  21. I am going to watch this show for sure. Thank you for writing.

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  22. I have watched the trailer of the show but was not sure if we could watch it with the kid. Thanks for the review, I am adding it to our watchlist now.

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  23. This looks very interesting, I will surely check it out.

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  24. Oh I think my daughter will also enjoy this series .

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