So when I first saw Season 1 of “Four More Shots Please”, I was smitten by it. The fashion, the lifestyle the glamor and the uptown privileged girls. I am sure every girl out there missed her bestie and her girl gang. A phone call of course would have gone out to your girlfriend after watching the show. And it was the same with Season 2. Lots of hype around its release and girls were excited to watch it. Ain’t i right?
While I really enjoyed the show with the 4 beautiful and powerful girls who set the fashion on fire and successful in their own careers, I was really not happy with the end of both the shows.
In Season 1, everything was wonderful, fashion on point, dialogues were wow, lifestyle, career and the Truck Bar meet ups, everything was wonderful. It made me miss my bachelor life when I didn’t have to think about my kids before picking up another glass of drink and party the night away. But as the show was coming to an end, girls lost their love, some lost in their professional life, one was shown as a bad mother and everything went topsy turvy. Start of the downfall of all the 4 girls. Why? It felt as if the director was trying to share the message that, being a girl if you try to live a very flamboyant and an ostentatious life, you are going to mess it all up. Clearly this is the message that I got.
Then comes Season 2. I had some hope that I would see a better life for the 4 girls. And yes, in the start, things were good. Damini was to launch her own book against all odds. Showed her as a self resiliant woman. Anjana Menon took a stand for herself and repositioned herself professionally. Siddhi Patel, finally came to know what was she good at and tried to perfect it. And the last one, Umang, who fought all odds for her love and finally chose what was right for her. But again, the end of the season spoilt it all up for me. None of the 4 girls were happy. Umang walked out of her own marriage, Damini’s book was banned and to top up the drama quotient, the director even added a miss-carriage and fight between 2 lovers. Anjana’s fling with the boss who was already married, spoilt it all up for her. And if all this was not enough, the director just took away Siddhi Patel’s father. Why? That was not even needed. It was such a rush rush end. Everything happened so fast as if the director just wanted to reiterate “Live a Bindas life being a girl, and you are sure to get all messed up in the end” and complete the drama. I really dont understand why in the end, did Siddhi Patel’s father had to die? Just to show that since all the 3 girls were in a mess in the last episode, why leave Siddhi out? Drop in a bomb for her character as well.
Personally I think this is it for me for this show. Season 3 would excite me only for the girls lifestyle and I would fast forward the entire show to see just the parties, chills and the awesome dresses and skip the entire melodrama. I was somewhere expecting the director to be more optimistic about the lives of these 4 girls and also realise that “Things always don’t end up in a mess”. There is something called as Happy Ending and women too deserve to have it their way. And to let you all know. The entire drama, in front and the back of the camera was managed by all female crew. So this is not the end I would have expected coming from a show managed completely by an all women team.
P.S. I know there are some spoilers in this review but I am sure by now everyone, well most of you all must have seen the drama being at home under the lockdown. So don’t kill me for spoiling it for you 🙂