Vishal Vashishtha shines in this family entertainer.
Last Updated: 06.00 AM, Jul 25, 2022
A still from the show
Ghar Waapsi follows the story of Shekhar, who loses his job in a big city and becomes constrained to come back home for a few weeks until he gets a new job. However, for the first time in a decade, he starts taking his family's responsibility and also decides to do something that might seem impossible to people who have been stuck in their corporate lives.
Ghar Waapsi is a show for everyone who works and lives in big cities outside of their hometown. The Disney+ Hotstar show revolves around Shekhar and his newfound love for his home. After losing his job, he comes back home to spend some peace and quiet time with his family until he gets a new job.
The writers have taken a realistic approach in order to showcase the feelings of a person who has no courage to tell his middle-class family about his unemployment status.
Ghar Waapsi also explores the connection between siblings and how their relationship becomes long-distance as they grow apart after living far apart for a longer period of time and not keeping up with each other due to the busy corporate life, where getting sick leave gives a guilt trip. You forget to call your parents or siblings or even wish your best friend on his birthday, with whom you've cut multiple cakes since childhood. All these scenes get you if you are in the same situation.
The latest series feels like another instalment of Geetanjali Kulkarni and Jameel Khan's Gullak, which is known as the trendsetter in the world of family-entertainer shows. However, for me, the best part of Ghar Waapsi is that it has a more serious and real tone to it, while the latter focuses on humour and a little drama.
Atul Shrivastava and Vibha Chibber are expected to give powerful performances, and they beautifully portray the characters of a middle-aged couple with plenty of responsibilities yet calm and composed. Meanwhile, Vishal Vashishtha steals the show with his honest approach to his character, being the eldest son, who starts to understand his family more as well as begins to support them with little as well as big issues.
Though the makers have kept their realistic approach throughout the show, the end of Ghar Waapsi is not relatable to the majority of people, especially in India. As much as we would like to be back with our families and live a peaceful life, somehow it will make us feel the FOMO of not being out there competing with the world and keeping on meeting our targets to get the CTC to grow.
However, there might be a few people who would like to live like Shekhar, who justifies the title of the show, Ghar Waapsi, by actually going back to his home and leaving the fast-paced and calculative world behind.
The show talks about all the issues and feelings that a person goes through while living out of their house and has nailed it with their approach towards each and every scene and the characters of the show.