Updated: August 11, 2020 21:54 IST
Rating : 3/5
The narrative revolves around four girls who co-incidentally meet at the Truck Bar in Mumbai. The story is about the lives of four very different women, each fighting their own individual battles and tackling life as it comes. These women have to battle daily with things like sexism, patriarchy, work place bias, disturbed personal relationships and so on. It’s the magic of pure, unadulterated and yet sometimes flawed, friendship. Four More Shots Please! gives the perspective of urban millennial Indian woman's gaze. It's a brutally realistic portrait of what it is like to be in a country caught in a constant battle between the traditional and modern, to be a thinking woman. The main gang comprises of Damini, Anjana, Siddhi and Umang. Damini faces a business crisis as she's about to lose the company she gave birth to. Anjana is a divorced single mother who now has to face her ex's new girlfriend. Siddhi is a rich South Bombay girl who has everything except a loving & supporting mother. Along with her mommy issues, she also deals with her weight issues. Umang is a gym instructor who has come to terms with the fact that she is a bisexual. How these girls meet and their life unfolds thereafter is the season 1 of FMSP.
The main gang stars Sayani Gupta, Kirti Kulhari, Bani J, and Maanvi Gagroo. Created by Rangita Pritish Nandy, Four More Shots Please! (FMSP) also stars Prateik Babbar, Neil Bhooplalam, Milind Soman, Lisa Ray, Sapna Pabbi, Amrita Puri and Simone Singh in supporting roles. The cast does a good job in giving justice to their roles. Sayani Gupta and Kriti Kulhaari perfectly fit in their roles. And it's nice to hear Bani J's Punjabi accent once in a while.
Apart from breaking stereotypes, this show is also the first scripted comedy series for Amazon in India. FMSP paves way for women-centric web shows that don't limit their roles to just a supporting character. Every lead character in the show is shown as an independent woman who fights for what is right. Which is really inspiring. The chemistry between on-screen couples is also what attracts the audience to this show.
Movies and real-life can never be the same. However, a sense of relatability always helps any film or show. And that's what lacks in FMSP. The south Bombay lives of these women are too fancy to relate. The freedom they get in the show is not something the majority of Indian women can relate to.
Four More Shots Please! Brings something new to the table of the Indian audience. It should not be missed and is worth a watch. If you are looking for a steamy rom-com types of a web series. This is it!