|Created by||Rangita Pritish Nandy|
|Starring||Neil Bhoopalam, Maanvi Gagroo, Sayani Gupta|
|Released on||January 25th 2019|
|No.o of Episodes||10|
|Channel||Amazon Prime Video|
Four More Shots Please! is the light-hearted female-centered comedy we’ve all been waiting for. It just dropped on Amazon Prime and it’s hilarious.
I love strong female leads! Ambitious females, housewives, moms with daughters – it doesn’t matter. I love women taking control of their lives and the direction in which it goes. It’s awesome and empowering to watch.
The four lead characters make a brilliant team on screen and are a pleasure to watch. It’s new for a Hindi series. Women who indulge in casual sex? Drink? Bisexual!? Well aren’t we finally catching up with the modern world – that’s not to say all this hasn’t existed before, it’s just never really been represented on the big screen. A lot of the older generation still believe that women must be seen and not heard. So, this is definitely refreshing. The trailer seems funny and quirky so I thought I’d give it a shot. It was so very worth it.
Here’s what goes down. Damini Rizvi Roy (Sayani Gupta) is an ambitious young woman who runs a journalism website and fantasizes about her gynaecologist, the gorgeous Dr. Aamir Warsi (Milind Soman). Her lawyer Anjana Menon (Kilti Kulhari) is trying to raise her daughter all by herself because she recently went through a divorce. Anjana also hasn’t had sex since the birth of her daughter – said daughter is four years old. She also loathes her ex-husbands new girlfriend. Then we have Siddhi Patel (Maanvi Gagroo). Siddhi is a virgin whose mum is constantly nagging her to lose weight – so that she can marry her off that is. Last but not least we have Umang Singh (Gurbani). Umang is bisexual – woohoo for representation! She’s a bisexual personal trainer and all-round awesome person.
These four women are friends who met at the Truck Bar and go there to blow off steam. As they bitch about their problems to each other as well as the bar’s owner things turn hilarious. They will get you laughing no matter what. Each character is well written. They all have good backstories and are developed. The show has clear intentions with each of them which is super nice to see. With these slightly comical yet with a touch of realism – we have one really good show. Shenanigans galore!
The show isn’t really family appropriate though. Definitely not for kids. There’s plenty of sex or allusions to it. There isn’t really much skin shown though. The characters swear a bunch and are more or less like any other normal woman you see across the street.
Overall it was super fun to watch. Not overly complicated or emotionally draining – light hearted comedy at it’s best. Stream it, you’ll have a good time!
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