This is the complete Mumbai-Goa version of Veere Di Wedding and Sex and the city
Direction: Anu Menon
Screenplay: Devika Bhagat (Story), Ishita Moitra (Dialogues)
Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Manavi Gagroo, Bani J, Milind Soman, Prateik Babbar, Neil Bhoopalam
Four More Shots Please is the story of four glamorous and modern girls who are living in the heart of the Mumbai. This is the show of women, by women and for women. It’s Amazon Prime’s first comedy series in India. The show is directed by Anu Menon and written by Devika Bhagat.
Anjana Menon (Kirti Kulhari) is a single mom and a lawyer by profession. She is making herself busy in the profession that she can avoid the whole mess of the failed marriage. Anjana is a mature and intelligent woman but the more disturbing woman in the group.
Siddhi Patel is a young 24 years old girl, played by Manavi Gagroo (TVF Fame). Siddhi is dominated by her mother who wants to see her daughter something extraordinary. She arranges singing classes for her and sometimes demands zero figure body that she can make a break in the industry. Siddhi’s character is immature and childish but she wants to raise her voice.
Damini Rizvi Roy (Sayani Gupta) is an investigative journalist who is glamorous and stick to the journalism beats. She also fantasies about her gynaecologist (Milind Soman).
Umang (Bani J) is a fitness trainer who runs away from Ludhiana to make her life on her way. Her character is bisexual and wants to live freely. She also fantasies herself with the famous Bollywood actress Shanaya Kapoor (Lisa Ray).
In supporting casts, Milind Soman is playing gynaecologist and the fantasy of Sayani Gupta’s character. Prateik Babbar is bar owner Jeh and Neil Bhoopalam is Anjana’s Ex-husband.
The show is all about these four women who come into the bar when they are happy, sad or alone. All things happen in their life, they share it with each other in the bar. They meet, drink and share their emotions.
Well, the writers are also female (story by Devika Bhagat and dialogues by Ishita Moitra) which makes an impact in a few scenes where the story tries to build an image of feminism. Anu Menon who directed the series is completely appealing with the genre she picked after London Paris New York and Waiting. Four More Shots Please is more refreshing but a typical sex comedy. Mike McLeary’s music which included 12 songs is pretty good.
The story picks all the uncensored things from the references to sex and orgasm. Through Damini, the story reflects the light on the paid media and the self-dependency. Siddhi who is suffering from her mom’s torture reminds the freedom of a girl and it creates an emotional bond. Anjana’s behaviour is not so distributing as she pretends which also shows a point on single moms who are having a tough mental pressure in their life. By putting a bisexual character of Umang, the director smartly narattes a different side of the woman.
All protagonists are putting themselves in the society who makes the remark and judge them who they are and what they do. The bold languages and lightly censored dialogues make ‘Four More Shots Please’ an absurd and glamorous sex comedy.
‘Four More Shots Please’ is the complete Mumbai-Goa version of Veere Di Wedding and Sex and the city. Director Anu Menon showcases the points which somehow we saw earlier in different English shows.
The show is streaming on Amazon Prime Video