Four best friends will cuddle up again and tell the world to sit up and pay a little more attention to what women truly want. Girls will always be girls around their girls – the problems remain simple yet complicated and funny to each other. They will make new mistakes, but love each other little more fiercely and choose themselves over society’s expectations.
|Written by||Devika Bhagat|
|Directed by||Anu Menon|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Anoop Ram Kumar|
|Cinematography||Neha Parti Matiyani|
Tushar Kanti Ray
Kedar P. Gaekwad
|Running time||28-35 minutes (approx.)|
|Original network||Amazon Video|
|Original release||25 January 2019 –|
The first season of Amazon Prime Video India Original Four More Shots Please! kept reiterating that judgement has to be thrown out of the window while watching the unapologetic show with extremely ‘flawed’ characters. Season 2 does not waste time in setting this tone since it assumes the audience knows what (not) to expect, and this works in favour of the show.
Season 2 keeps questioning one’s social conditioning and irresistible urge to pass snap judgement. However, it is not as demonstrative as Anubhav Sinha’s recent social drama Thappad, which also challenges the inherent patriarchy in each one of us. Besides the stark difference in tone, Four More Shots Please! paints an ideal world where same-sex marriages are socially accepted, rebounds are organic, infidelity is a sign of a failed marriage rather than moral policing, and stripping enhances one’s self-esteem.
- Sayani Gupta as Damini Rizvi Roy “Dee”
- Bani J as Umang Singh
- Kirti Kulhari as Anjana Menon
- Maanvi Gagroo as Siddhi Patel
- Lisa Ray as Samara Kapoor
- Milind Soman as Dr. Aamir Warsi
- Jiya Lakhiani as Arya Menon
- Neil Bhoopalam as Varun Khanna
- Prateik Babbar as Jeh Wadia
- Ankur Rathee as Arjun Nair
- Paras Tomar as Mohit Mehta
- Simone Singh as Sneha Patel
- Amrita Puri as Kavya Arora
- Sapna Pabbi as Akanksha Moitra
- Rajeev Siddhartha as Mihir Shah “Mihu Pihu”
Season 1 recap at the start of the first episode reminds us of where we left them last. Siddhi (Maanvi Gagroo), Anjana (Kirti Kulhari), Damini (Sayani Gupta), and Umang (Bani J) are not on talking terms with each other and are neck-deep into their respective predicaments. A few months pass by before a frantic call leads to their reunion in Istanbul.
After a series of rejections, Damini does the job herself. Emotionally, she’s torn between the love of her life Jeh (Prateik Babbar) and Aamir Warsi (Milind Soman), her hot gynaecologist. Siddhi gives stand-up comedy a shot after chatting with Amit Mishra (Prabal Panjabi), a comic she first met at the Truck Bar.