Mumbai: Digital star Sumeet Vyas, whose web series “Tripping” returned with its third season recently, opened up about how he became a part of the show’s writing process. The actor is almost omnipresent in the creative department of the series since the scenario was sketched by him in addition to the dialogues, which he wrote in duet with Abbas Dalal.
Elaborating on the same, he said, “‘Tripping’ season 1 happened because I was writing a bunch of stuff at that time and Arunabh Kumar (director of TVF) asked me if you had something interesting, more along the lines of a road trip. So, I was of the opinion that I didn’t want to do another script like “friends going on a road trip”. would be if friends went on a trip.”
Sharing the initial seed of thought that shaped the series, Sumeet continued, “The original idea wasn’t to make it preachy or sanitized; it should be raw, rough and a bit inappropriate as families in general can sometimes be very inappropriate and I’ve had enough of it. About the idea of separation from parents, the idea of parents doing their own thing is a very upsetting thought for young people because we’re so used to our parents do exactly what’s right for us. That’s what we expect of them and how we see them.”
Throughout the lockdown, her mind was bombarded with ideas of new beginnings: “Throughout the lockdown, I had certain ideas, what if I wanted to leave everything, get on my motorbike and see the world. Lots of people in their twenties want to move, travel, maybe migrate to another country, find a job or marry someone from Amsterdam, they want to do these crazy things and they expect their parents to understand.
He further mentioned, “A lot of young people, after finishing school, want to become a chef, after graduating from medicine, they want to go scuba diving and they want parents to understand that it’s not only one life and that’s what I have to do. But when parents say the same thing, it’s hard for us to accept it. We see parents as a mattress on the bed.”
Sharing the essence of this season’s writing, he said: “The story is less about separation and more about parents wanting to do what they want to do. There’s no negative connotation to it. The biggest journey of the season is children coming to an awareness or accepting their parents as individuals.”