Web Series Review: Four More Shots Please Season 2: A happier high

Bollywood PubMovie UpdatesReviewPosted On: Apr 19th 2020.
Source: IANS

There is an element of simplistic joy that drives “Four More Shots Please”, and it’s a quality that endears you to the show. Beneath the grit driving its admirably unapologetic protagonists, it has a fairytale spirit propping the narrative. Same-sex love or business woes, broken marriages or cheating partners — within the realism that this series sets up, the drama invariably flows with abundant feel-good zest.

Perhaps it is meant to be that way. The four heroines of the show have, after all, learnt to comfortably coexist with their flaws and life’s worries. The new season takes the individual stories of these four women forward with more introspective edge and the same irreverent wit that we loved the first time around.

Season two takes off a few months after the first season ended, and starts with a rather unnecessary check on where each lead character currently stands, before taking off with their individual stories.

Damini (Sayani Gupta), Anjana (Kirti Kulhari), Siddhi (Maanvi Gagroo) and Umang (Bani J) are still dealing with familiar crises. Damini, reeling under the loss of her website, has turned her attention to writing a book that has the potential of stirring up a storm. Umang, after outing herself to the world, wants to give her relationship with Samara (Lisa Ray) a proper shot. Anjana wants to patch up with her ex-husband, while Siddhi is trying to make it as a stand-up comedian.

While Nupur Asthnana takes over from Anu Menon to direct season two, the overall uniformity in the unique mix of drama and humour probably owes itself to the fact that Devika Bhagat returns as writer for all 10 episodes of the new season. Bhagat keeps up the intrigue factor about each of the leading ladies by reiterating their quirky flaws from season one.

This is a show brought to life by an all-women crew. Beyond Asthana and Bhagat, the narrative is sufficiently enriched by Ishita Moitra’s dialogues. The writing of characters as well as the lines they get to speak, blend well with Asthana’s tack as a filmmaker.

It is something that lets the cast relish the job at hand. Sayani Gupta, Kirti Kulhari, Maanvi Gagroo and Bani J are actually more impressive in their respective roles this season. They seem to have settled down comfortably in their screen avatars.

The male cast, really the supporting acts here, are however impressive in well-penned roles. Milind Soman, Pratiek Babbar and Neil Bhoopalam are back in familiar roles, while Sameer Kochhar and Prabal Punjabi join the cast, too. The men are particularly useful in triggering off the conflict points in the lives of the show’s four female leads, with their many hues between black and white.

Sure, season two has its flaws. The start of the season, for instance, need not have wasted time with recap, and straightaway taken us into the current lives of the four heroines. After a while, many of the stock plot points keep coming back, rendering some of the middle episodes without pace at times.

Still, you come out of the experience happier — if only because Damini, Anjana, Siddhi and Umang have adamantly decided they won’t let negativity enter their world, no matter what. Despite the feel-good simplicity, their world continues to be nuanced.


Related News:


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera shares Eid speci...

Salman Khans bodyguard Shera had a surprise gift for the superstars fans on Monday, on the occasion of Eid. Shera took t...


Movie UpdatesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Film ‘Wah Zindagi’ finds support from Sw...

The indie film ‘Wah Zindagi starring Sanjay Mishra, which champions the cause of Make In India, has garnered support o...


MusicPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Badshah’s latest ‘Toxic’ is ‘...

After “Genda phool”, rapper Badshah is out with his new song “Toxic”, once again collaborating w...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Akshay Kumar, R. Balki hit the studio for a cause

On Monday, superstar Akshay Kumar and filmmaker R. Balki stepped out of hometo shoot an ad-campaign for the Indian gover...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

‘Bengal needs help,’ appeal Shoojit Sirc...

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and actress Dia Mirza have appealed for help for the state of West Bengal that has been severel...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Anil Kapoor: ‘Mr India’ will always be i...

“Mr India” opened on May 25 in 1987, and while the film went on to become a superhit on release at the box o...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Nora Fatehi is ‘grateful for being alive and h...

Dancer and Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi is “grateful for being alive and healthy” in this “crazy time...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Vijay Deverakonda is a ‘hot mess’ in new...

Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakonda has shared a new photograph amid lockdown and called his appearance in the photo a &#...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Akshay Kumar mourns demise of hockey legend Balbir S...

Actor Akshay Kumar expressed his grief through a Twitter post on the demise of legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Seni...


CelebritiesPosted On: May 25th 2020.

Disha Patani turns on her ‘Beyonce vibes’...

Actress Disha Patani has channelled her inner Beyonce in her latest post on social media. Disha took to Instagram, where...