Potluck, a family drama starring Jatin Sial, Kitu Gidwani, Shikha Talsania, Cyrus Sahukar, Ira Dubey, Harman Singha, Saloni Patel and Siddhant Karnick, is releasing on SonyLIV. Written by Ashwin Lakshmi Narayan, Bharat Misra, Gaurav Lulla and directed by Rajshree Ojha, there are 8 episodes of 25-30 minutes. Sukhamrit-Sachin has composed the music, and the title track is crooned by Amit Mishra, Kamakshi Rai and Sukhramit Soin.
The plot is simple – A family that eats together stays together.
SonyLIV’s Potluck review doesn’t contain spoilers.
The first episode opens with the Shashtri family looking for Khushi. The table is set with delicious food in the garden area as they argue with each other. The way they are worried about Khushi, I thought it was a pet or kid, but it turns out they were looking for Khushi, aka happiness.
Don’t worry if you don’t get to see them having a happy Potluck meal session in the first episode. The family members continue this delightful ritual at each other’s houses throughout the remaining seven episodes. In one of the episodes, they have a themed Potluck session where everyone dresses up in animal/insect costumes. Also, it’s an Indian family, so drama is inevitable, no matter how happy they all appear to be. So we also get to watch enough drama in the last four episodes.
The characters deal with various issues like housing financial crisis, heart attack, mild relationship problems, personal space issues, etc. But the beauty of the series is that it depicts how, no matter what happens, when family members gather to feast together, all worries fade away. It also reminded me of This Is Us‘ holiday family gatherings at times.
Every Potluck SonyLIV episode had me smiling and wondering what the Shashtris were eating. I wish they had included more close-up food shots. The characters are well-written and have an open attitude towards life. The dialogues are simple and relatable. The show’s siblings, couples, and parents-children relationships are adorable, with ups and downs like any other relationship. Thankfully, they reveal why the Shashtris started the Potluck sessions in one of the episodes.
Jatin Sial, Kitu Gidwani, Shikha Talsania, Cyrus Sahukar, Ira Dubey, Harman Singha, and Saloni Patel, actors playing the Shashtri family, have done an outstanding job. They’re likeable because they’re all simplistic and amusing, and each character has one or more funny moments. Actor Siddhant Karnick also charms his way in the series and the Shashtri family.
SonyLIV’s Potluck Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, SonyLIV’s latest series shows how food brings people closer and together. The series is a warm and pleasant scoop of family drama. There are no sexist representations or problematic saas-bahu dynamics in this pleasant, feel-good family drama. There is only one kissing scene in the series that some individuals might not want to see with their families. Otherwise, it makes for a fun weekend binge with the family.
Potluck is now streaming on SonyLIV.