Little Salt, Little Spice

Published: 01st February 2016 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2016 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

LittleA]

The name ‘Uppum Mulakum’ might sound to you like the title of a cookery show. No, it’s not. In fact, the name, which has a charm of its own, belongs to a recently-launched sitcom in Flowers channel.

Gone are the days when just tear-jerker soaps alone ruled the roost in  television. An equally-competitive segment are comedy soaps or sitcoms. A  change from melodramatic soaps, sitcoms give those looking for a respite a much-needed laugh.

Little.jpgThe title is the USP of the show, according to the director R Unnikrishnan. He says: “There is always that perfect mix of flavours or ‘Rasakootu’ which  makes everything special and that was what was in my mind while naming the show. Even when it comes to the protagonists, each of them add their own unique flavor to the same. And the name seems to have clicked with the audiences too, as the director says the daily sitcom is getting a good response from viewers.”

Back when he started out with the first season of popular sitcom ‘Thatteem Mutteem’, spot recording or dubbing was not quite popular. “It gives the much-need natural feel,” says Unnikrishnan, adding that he has also opted for more new faces in ‘Uppum Mulakum’ for the same reason. For the director, there was an initial dilemma whether people would accept the show. He adds, “Except for Nisha Sarang who dons the role of Neelima, all the others are new faces to the small screen.. Moreover, while there have been many sitcoms revolving around a small family with one or two kids, nobody had made any attempts to experiment with a larger family setting, and there was a doubt whether people will accept the show.” Looking at the show, one may find faint similarities to the popular Hindi sitcom ‘Hum Paanch’. So, is it inspired from it? The director nods in the negative, “The similarity ends with the number of kids. ”

LittleA].jpgAdding that he has always kept away from routine slapstick comedies, Unnikrishnan says ‘Uppum Mulakum’ will be a merry and fun comic treat for viewers. Sitcoms being his cup of tea, the director adds, “There is a large growing segment of audience who enjoy comedies. For them, such shows are a respite.”

‘Uppum Mulakum’ revolves around the lives of a married couple, their five children and the funny situations they find themselves in.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Malayalam news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp