Alt Balaji has been dishing out some interesting shows on their streaming app. Ever since we have heard about the casting of this series we were excited about this show after all it is not everyday that you get to see Kay Kay Menon and Barun Sobti in one frame.
As the name suggests, the show is about a family – the Ranauts, who live in Kanoori in North India. The show opens with Samar (played by Barun Sobti ) returning home after a gap of eight years, with his wife, Sonali (played by Eisha Chopra).
He is returning to his family that consists of ill-tempered Vikram (played by Kay Kay Menon), their always high mother Premlata (played by Swaroop Sampat), and his sister in law Geeta.
Vikran and Geeta also have two children, Aditi (played by Sanaya Pithawalla) and Mridul, who is speech-impaired. Aditi is the opinionated young rebel that does not shy away from doing what her heart desires.
The characters of the show are very well etched out. It is delightful to see Swaroop Sampat in every frame, to the point that you wish you could see more of her.
Kay Kay Menon too shines in his part and so does Barun. The highlight of the show, are the bromance scenes between the brothers Kay Kay and Barun. The surprise package of the show is Sanaya Pithawalla.
There are times when you feel that the storyline of The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family is borrowed from Kapoor & Sons. However, it is an interesting one time watch with a lot of twists and turns. We just wish the pace was a little faster.