Read Purvi's review of both the seasons of the hit comedy webseries - Four More Shots Please!
This series tells us a story of four girls with their set of problems and feminism in a nice way. When I finished watching 10 episodes of this mind-blowing urban drama I felt ‘Veere Di Wedding’ was just a trailer. Sayani outshined everyone in terms of performance and her character graph is also better than anyone in the series. Kriti is equally good, Bani and Maanvi’s has a linear character graph which doesn’t change at all but they played their parts well. Now talking of the male characters, Pratik Babbar is likeable.
In the first two episodes, I felt like it is a usual series where women protagonist is shown and how they are put down by patriarchy but as the show progress, it only gets interesting. The show isn’t something out of the world but yes it is worth watching. Every episode starts with a very creative quote and top-notch writing. Many social taboos are touched upon with grace and panache. It strongly conveys the message that everyone despite their gender, should live their life on their terms and that may bring issues but just say ‘Four More Shots Please’ and gulp down your problems.
I could like to clarify that I am not gender-biased; I respect both the genders equally and know they are independent of each other. Now to address ‘Feminism’, yes, the show portrays feminist ideologies in several plots and sub-plots. And assuming it as fake feminism doesn’t seem to be right. This series is an insight into the lives of four highly privileged South Bombay girls who explore, make mistakes and understand at every step forward. The four girls form a tight notched friendship at a bar.
The girls are on a journey to celebrate their female hood and experiment in various aspects of their life like career, love, motherhood and so on. Four women with different upbringing, childhood and personalities support each other in every possible way.
After watching season 1, I was hooked to season 2. The story starts from where it was left and there are several relations to all the unanswered questions. The show is flooded with drama; however, according to me, the story gets a little too predictable towards the end. It is a light-hearted show which emphasizes on various issues faced by women like uncalled pregnancy, lack of self-worth, body shamming, unequal career opportunities, sexual problems etc. but it will be false to say that it portrayed all the difficulties in the rawest and truthful form. The show makes it appear like the first world problem which is disappointing.
The show ignores certain plots to move forward in the storyline which further leads to loopholes. The screenplay is average but the dialogues are highly underwritten. Overall, it is a happy show which will evoke your emotions and may also make you miss your friends. I will suggest you watch it with an open mind and heart without any assumptions and expectations. Even though the show isn’t perfect it tries to attempt to change the old-school patriarchal concept.