A family that bonds together, stays together! An anchor you look for when you find yourself in the middle of a storm and an adhesive that keeps everyone together – we all love returning home to our time with our “Family”. This International Family Day we’ve curated a list of the most unique broods on OTT that will remind you of your loved ones. So sit back and binge watch these family dramas with your real familia!
Dhoop Ki Deewar
A soul stirring story of two individuals who discover friendship across the border in times of grief. While Vishal Malhotra (Ahad Raza Mir) and Sarah Sher Ali (Sajal Ali) build a friendship based on affection and a common grief, their loved ones seem not appreciate this bond. Malhotra’s and Ali’s are a fun-loving family who have never seen a speck of sorrow until their worlds are torn apart through the turn of events. Both these families teach us how in troubled times it’s the family who comes forward for support. Dhoop Ki Deewar sheds light on how the grief on the loss of a dear one is the same on either sides of the border.
Streaming on: Zindagi on Zee5
Mrs. & Mr. Shameem
Mrs & Mr Shameem redefines gender roles within a family and the society. The series highlights the deep bonds of friendship that turn into something much stronger. Together Shameem (Nauman Ijaz) and Umaina (Saba Qamar) create their own little family, despite taunts from society, and even Shameen’s own family.
Streaming on: Zindagi on Zee5
Yeh Meri Family
A story of a typical Indian mid-class family who go through their set of ups and downs. The story is narrated from the point of view of a 12-year old and his take on different situations and incidents in his life. A doting father, an over-protective mother, an elder son, a mischievous middle child, and 3-year old daughter are a part of this sweet nuclear family from Jaipur. Set in 1998, Yeh Meri Family is a relatable show with characters that are as real as the ones that exist in our houses as well.
Streaming on: Netflix
Mind The Malhotras
When yet another married couple within their friend circle files for divorce, Rishabh and Shefali Malhotra fear that their marriage too may just be a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. They decide to seek professional help from a therapist who dredges up the most embarrassing and bizarre moments in the Malhotras’ family life ranging from the quality of their sex life, the quirks of their three kids to the antics of Rishabh’s annoying mother. A classic tale of a middle-aged couple who fall under peer-pressure and some pre-conceived notions about divorce. A fun and hilarious take on divorces is what makes the Malhotra clan absolutely relatable for the young audience.
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video
Set in the quaint by-lanes in the heart of India, Gullak is a collection of relatable tales of the Mishra family. A sweet and adorable family of four who navigates through life in the by-lanes of a small-town. Yet another middle-class family who sacrifices and adjusts just like any other to achieve happiness and satisfaction. Mishra’s are an absolute example of a family hailing from a small – town trying to fit in to the changing dynamics of the trending generation.
Streaming on: Sony Liv