Little Things (TV series)

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Little Things
Little Things Poster.jpg
Created byDhruv Sehgal
Directed byAjay Bhuyan
Ruchir Arun
StarringMithila Palkar
Dhruv Sehgal
Theme music composerPrateek Kuhad
ComposerNeel Adhikari
Country of originIndia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes29
Executive producersAditi Shrivastava
Anirudh Pandita
Ashwin Suresh
Production locationMumbai
CinematographyAniruddha Patankar
EditorSaumya Sharma
Running time15-40 minutes
Production companyDice Media
DistributorDice Media (2016)
Netflix (2018-21)
Original network
  • Dice Media (Season 1)
  • Netflix (Season 2-4)
Original release25 October 2016 (2016-10-25) –
15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)

Little Things is an Indian romantic comedy streaming television series, created by Dhruv Sehgal,[1] who also starred in the lead role along with Mithila Palkar.[2][3] The series were directed by Ajay Bhuyan and Ruchir Arun and produced by Aditi Shrivastava, Anirudh Pandita and Ashwin Suresh of Dice Media. Its first season was premiered through the official YouTube channel of Dice Media, from 25 October 2016, to 22 November.[4] Netflix later purchased the franchise and its second season and third, was premiered on 5 October 2018 and 9 November 2019.[5] Fourth and the final season was released on 15 October 2021.


The story revolves around Kavya Kulkarni (Palkar) and Dhruv Vats (Sehgal), a couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai.[6] The series progresses with everyday life explored through conversation between the couple. The language used is English, with a few sentences in Hindi (used mostly in slang).[7]




  • Abhishek Bhalerao[9] as Murthy
  • Navni Parihar as Ila Kulkarni, Kavya's mother
  • Rishi Deshpande as Satish Kulkarni, Kavya's father
  • Asheesh Kapur (Season 2 & 3)
  • Vikram Kochhar as Dhruv's friend (Season 2 & 3)
  • Lovleen Mishra as Dhruv's mother (Season 3)
  • Aman Bhagat as Karan (Season 1)
  • Veer Rajwant Singh as Akash (Season 1)
  • Palvi Jaiswal as Sana (Season 1)
  • Sanjay Gurbaxani as Kavya's boss (Season 1)
  • Bharat Pahuja as visitor (Season 1)
  • Paresh Pahuja as Raunak (Season 2)
  • Kanak Raju as coaching teacher (Season 2)
  • Priyanka Arya as Sushmita (Season 3)
  • Ashish Bhatia as Amey (Season 3)
  • Chandrakant as old watchman (Season 3)
  • Shikha Chowdary as Anmol (Season 3)
  • Dhruvin Doshi as Suraj (Season 3)
  • Sainika Ghaises as Nupur (Season 3)
  • Martin Jishil as Sandeep (Season 3)
  • Aakash Khemchandani as Piyush (Season 3)
  • Hitesh Shejpai as Shenoy (Season 3)
  • Sarla Shah as Mrs. D'Mello (Season 3)
  • Vivaan Shah (Season 3)
  • Abhay verma (Season 3)
  • Ayush Sehgal as Omkar (Season 4)
  • Tamara as Ishu (Season 4)
  • Shiv Tandon as Sanket Lalwani (Season 3 & 4)
  • Eisha Chopra as Nandini (Season 2 & 4)


SeriesEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast releasedNetwork
1525 October 2016 (2016-10-25)22 November 2016 (2016-11-22)Dice Media
285 October 2018 (2018-10-05)Netflix
389 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
4815 October 2021 (2021-10-15)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected by [8]Written by [10]Original air date
11"FOMO"Ajay BhuyanDhruv Sehgal25 October 2016 (2016-10-25)
Dhruv and Kavya are on course to have a lazy plain Sunday even though they try their best to make it exciting. The fear of missing out on all the fun that they see their friends are having on social media makes Kavya spice up their day.
22"Have a Nice Day"Ajay BhuyanDhruv Sehgal1 November 2016 (2016-11-01)
The morning rush to go to work leads to a tussle between Dhruv and Kavya, spoiling both their moods for the rest of the day. As the irony of relationships goes, however, they still have each other to help fix a bad day.
33"Good Night"Ajay BhuyanDhruv Sehgal8 November 2016 (2016-11-08)
A sleepless night thanks to mosquitoes turns into a discovery that Kavya's ex-boyfriend is getting married, and a long conversation about exes follows.
44"Thank You!"Ajay BhuyanDhruv Sehgal15 November 2016 (2016-11-15)
It is a weeknight and Dhruv and Kavya's plan to have a good dinner at an Iranian restaurant gets canned. Kavya convinces Dhruv to attend her friend Shifa's house party and in the end, they end up having a late night out at a nearby fair.
55"Here We Go!"Ajay BhuyanDhruv Sehgal22 November 2016 (2016-11-22)
Fresh air and wine do wonders for Dhruv and Kavya as they open up like never before. Nestled in the middle of a vineyard, Kavya speaks her heart out to Dhruv about how she doesn't know what she wants to do with her life.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected by [11]Written byOriginal release date
601"Milk Cake"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
When an old friend comes to visit from Delhi, Dhruv is struck by how much has changed between them since their childhood.
702"Back Seat"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
After Kavya gets a big work promotion and Dhruv makes a difficult professional decision, they attend the housewarming party of a well-to-do couple.
803"Cheeti Aur Haathi"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
Kavya gets busier at work while managing a big project. Feeling restless at home, Dhruv struggles to find ways to bring in some income.
904"Mumbai Darshan"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
When Kavya's mother comes to visit, Dhruv takes her out for the afternoon and learns more about the person behind the parent.
1005"Leicester City F.C."Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
When Kavya hits it off with another man on a work trip, she begins questioning whether her relationship with Dhruv is good enough for the long haul.
1106"Bed & Breakfast"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
With Kavya feeling under the weather, weekend plans are cancelled in favour of a day at home, where she and Dhruv chill, chat and occasionally quarrel.
1207"Baalti Aur Magga"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
While attending a friend's wedding, a moment of intimacy between Kavya and Dhruv devolves into a full-blown argument about where they stand.
1308"Where Are We?"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
Following their fight, Kavya and Dhruv return home from the wedding, stopping at a familiar place for a heart-to-heart talk.

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [12]
141"Migration"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
A research stint takes Dhruv to Bangalore. As Kavya helps him settle in, unease over their upcoming months apart affects their remaining hours together.
152"Today of all Days"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
Dhruv quickly takes to his new surroundings and makes instant friends. Kavya struggles with loneliness at home and vulnerability at work.
163"Rectangles"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal, Abhinandan Sridhar9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
Dhruv and Kavya grow accustomed to their individual lives. As Dhruv's fellowship ends, an awkward conversation stirs unease about his return to Mumbai.
174"Senior Citizens"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal, Nupur Pai9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
While visiting her hometown in Nagpur, Kavya's interactions with her ageing parents and childhood friends spark both concern and nostalgia.
185"Vertical Housing"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
Dhruv visits Delhi to help his mother pack up his childhood home, but pressure to marry and family tensions have him feeling frustrated and detached.
196"Jet Lag"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
The couple is finally reunited, but life seems out of sync as Dhruv compares Mumbai to Bangalore and feels replaced by Kavya's new friendships.
207"The Sum of our Past"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi, Abhinandan Sridhar9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
Flashbacks illuminate each of Dhruv's and Kavya's early encounters with relationships and marriage. In the present day, a wedding ring triggers tension.
218"Migration II"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal, Nupur Pai9 November 2019 (2019-11-09)
Dhruv envies a friend's accomplishment. As sad news compels Kavya to consider transferring to Nagpur, the couple reflect on their evolving relationship.

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [12]
221"Circles"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
Reunited after 14 months, Kavya and Dhruv reflect on their time apart, wondering if the physical distance created an emotional disconnection, too.
232"Family Holiday"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
On their Kerala holiday, Kavya talks a reluctant Dhruv into taking a bus tour, but the day trip isn’t without a few bumps in the road.
243"Fort Kavya"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal, Abhinandan Sridhar15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
When Dhruv is unable to get out of a work commitment on Kavya’s 30th birthday, she spends the occasion in her own company, exploring and soul-searching.
254"Air Quality Index"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal, Nupur Pai15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
Kavya makes a brave career move. A meetup with Dhruv’s friends from Finland sparks questions about the future and why Dhruv really moved back to India.
265"Business Class"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
While setting up their new home in Mumbai, Dhruv and Kavya discuss the pros and cons of marriage. An accident leads to a disappointing setback.
276"Got Your Back"Sumit AroraaDhruv Sehgal15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
With Kavya listless at home and Dhruv struggling at work, three weeks pass before they realize the toll these things have taken on their relationship..
287"What's This Party For?"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi, Abhinandan Sridhar15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
While both sets of parents are visiting, Kavya and Dhruv host a gathering at home with friends — but no one is quite sure what the occasion is.
298"Full Circle"Ruchir ArunDhruv Sehgal, Nupur Pai15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
In a merry mood, the couple enjoys a late night out, taking a pause to celebrate the present moment as they stand on the cusp of big things to come.


Dhruv Sehgal, started writing for the new series in late 2015,[11][13] featuring Mithila Palkar who have previously acted in short videos by Dice Media and Filter Copy,[7] and have known each other since Palkar's time working at Thespo (Quasar Theatre Productions' annual theatre festival). Sehgal had asked her to audition for Filter Copy's new satire show on YouTube called News Darshan.[14][15] The series' first season was directed by Ajay Bhuyan and had an episode runtime of 15 minutes each.[8] The series is produced by Aditi Shrivastava, Anirudh Pandita and Ashwin Suresh. The second and third season was directed by Ruchir Arun, who is a National Award winner.[11]


The series explores multiple themes, related to everyday life and the problems and challenges faced in it. Season 1 explored themes like a fear of missing out (FOMO) caused by social media and late-night cravings for food. Season 2 explored more serious themes like personal and professional crises. Dhruv is seen reconnecting with an old friend and realising that they have grown apart. He is later seen quitting his job due to a loss of interest. Dhruv is then seen as being "aimless" while Kavya has received a promotion and a pay hike, which leads to fights as they realise the differences between them.[16] Other themes explored in the second season include Kavya getting attracted to a biker on an office trip, homophobia and the possibility of considering one's parents as friends.[17]

Season 3[18] further explores Dhruv and Kavya's relationship (which had hit a rough patch at the end of Season 2) with them venturing into a long-distance relationship.[19] They thus begin to face loneliness (due to staying apart from one another) and learn to deal with it. They eventually realize that they can also be happy with other people.[20] The two of them also have additional responsibilities and pity themselves. They reconnect with childhood friends and Kavya faces the fear of losing a loved one, her neighbour's dog, Kaju.[21] They both discuss the possibility of marriage and their views on the topic are explored through an episode consisting of flashbacks. While visiting their parents, they realize that they are growing old. Additionally, the season explores the social structures of the big cities, commenting on how the urbanisation results in a loss of humanity.[22]


The music and background score is composed by Neel Adhikari, and the series features a theme song composed by Prateek Kuhad specially for it.[23]

Season 1[24]

  • "Song for Survival" - Neel Adhikari, Mithila Palkar
  • "Food for Thought" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Hot or Cold Down There" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Luca's Lullaby" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Mountaintop Two" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Pots N' Pans" - Neel Adhikari, Clovis Soo
  • "RocknRolla" - Neel Adhikari

Season 2[25]

  • "Musalsal" - Neel Adhikari
  • "I Forgive You" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Surprise" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Okay" - Neel Adhikari
  • "Parchai" - Neel Adhikari


The first season of the series was premiered through Dice Media's YouTube channel, from 25 October 2016 to 22 November 2016.[26] It became a thundering success, with the first episode, which premiered on 25 October, gained over 15 million views, upon its initial release.[26] Later, Netflix collaborated with Dice Media, to acquire the rights for the second season,[27] which was released on 5 October 2018.[28] Netflix announced that the show would be renewed for a third season, with a release date of 9 November 2019.[19]


Rohan Naahar of Hindustan Times gave it a rating of 4/5 and went on to write "[The show] relies more heavily on performances than most others".[6] Soumya Rao, writing for, called the show "frequently charming, often relatable and never boring".[29] Prakhya Nair of The Red Sparrow rated it 3.5 stars and recommended it to "anyone who wants to delve in a real relationship for a while".[23] Anvita Singh, writing for The Indian Express, opines that "[The show] would have worked better if it had four episodes of 15 minutes each, instead of the eight episodes, each over 22 minutes long" and also critiqued that the second season lacked the show's "sweet-natured relatability".[30]

Other media[edit]

Season 1 of the series was published as a book by Penguin Random House in August 2017.[31][32]


Award Category Recipient Result Ref
MTV IWMBuzz Digital Awards 2019 Most Popular Actress in a Web Series Mithila Palkar Won [33]
Best Cinematography Aniruddha Patankar Won
Storyteller of The Year Dhruv Sehgal Won
Best Youth Show Little Things 2 Won
IReel Awards 2019 Best Actor in Comedy Series Dhruv Sehgal Nominated [34] [35]
Best Actress in Comedy Series Mithila Palkar Won
Best Comedy Series Little Things 2 Won
Critics Choice Shorts & Series Awards 2019 Best Writing Series (Comedy/ Romance) Dhruv Sehgal Won [36]
Best Actor in Comedy/ Romance Dhruv Sehgal (share with Vikrant Massey) Won
Best Actress in Comedy/ Romance Mithila Palkar Won
Best Series (Comedy/ Romance) Little Things Season 2 Won
2020 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Comedy Series Little Things 3 Nominated [37]
Best Actor in Comedy Series Dhruv Sehgal Nominated
Best Actress in Comedy Series Mithila Palkar Won
Critics Best Actor in Comedy Series Dhruv Sehgal Won


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