Potluck Season 2 Review: The Shastris Are Back In An Ordinary, Flawed Yet Feel-Good Sequel (LatestLY Exclusive)

Potluck Season 2 Review: Web series these days follow a few set genres – thriller, comedy, rusty, crime, sexual, or pretentious adult dramas. Very rarely do you come across any feel-good stories that leave a smile on your face towards the end of it. SonyLIV’s Gullak is one such example. While Potluck doesn’t reach anywhere near Gullak, it does have its moments. But some of the flaws get in the way. Gullak Season 3 Review: The Amazing Mishras Return But This Time Life Catches Up With Them (Sports Grind Entertainment Exclusive).

The Shastris are back and all of them now make it a point to have a Sunday potluck every week. Thankfully, Govind (Jatin Sial) doesn’t have to fake a heart attack for it anymore. His wife Pramila (Kitu Gidwani) is looking to find herself through a pageant. Their eldest son Vikrant (Cyrus Sahukar) and his wife Akanksha (Ira Dubey) are trying to find a balance between work and home. Their youngest son Dhruv (Harman Singha) and his wife Nidhi (Salonie Patel) are facing job and hobby loss issues while their daughter Prerna (Shikha Talsania) is ready to take the next step with her boyfriend Alim (Siddhant Karnick) and her book.

It feels as if Potluck season 2 was put together to let everyone know how the Shastris are doing after the events of the last season. Whether or not the potlucks became a regular thing or a bone of contention – in case that interests anybody in the audience. It doesn’t really have a set purpose which isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes you like to watch such shows where it’s just about a family and how they navigate a day or a problem. You try to lose yourself in their troubles for a few hours and stop worrying about yours.

Potluck is also a show which can keep running in the background while you get done with some work. It’s like a comforting sound that plays around you which keeps you from getting anxious about your own life. Many would assume that’s not a great thing about a content piece. Well, I believe it has its pros and cons. The Pro is obviously the comfort and the con is you don’t really pay much attention to it.

Since Potluck is a very simple show with not much happening in terms of conflicts or emotions, you don’t really invest in the characters much. The storyline is ordinary and doesn’t have any hiccups in any form to make you stop and notice. Also, the writers seem a bit forgetful. Initially, Govind was very excited about Pramila participating in a pageant but suddenly in the third episode, he starts opposing it giving inane reasoning like ‘ye kya tumhari umar hai.‘ Similarly, Govind had suggested juggling as Pramila’s Talent round activity in the first episode itself but when in the next episode, someone else suggests the same, he goes all ‘ya that’s a good idea.’ Nobody even reminds him that it was his idea all along!

Watch the trailer for Potluck season 2

Performances are good. Kitu Gidwani as Pramila is my favourite. She looks so at ease with the character as if this isn’t Pramila but her in reality. Shika Talsania is always a treat to watch and so is Ira Dubey. Harman is great while Cyrus Sahukar is decent. Potluck 2: Varun Sood Joins Cast Of Cyrus Sahukar and Shikha Talsania’s Comedy Drama Series!.


-Feel good

-Easy viewing

-a comfortable background show


-no conflict

-plain narrative

-forgetful writing

Final Thoughts

Potluck season 2 is flawed for sure but it is a simple and stable series for those who aren’t looking for any intense drama. Potluck season 2 streams on SonyLIV.

(The above story first appeared on Sports Grind Entertainment on Feb 24, 2023 12:11 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website sportsgrindentertainment.com).

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