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Watching 4 More Shots Please From A Millenial Mother’s Point of View

Hello dear Readers!

Hope you are staying well and safe. So a few days back, one of the most popular awaited sequel to  the hyped 4 More Shots Please released on Amazon Prime and I am sure most of my female friends were eagerly hooked onto their screens for a couple of days to complete this series.

Well, for those of you who are still at their wits’ end, figuring out what this web series is all about, 4 More Shots revolves around four girlfriends, Anjana, Siddhi, Damini & Umang who represent the Modern millennial woman and their respective lifestyles. The most appealing part of 4 More Shots had always been its relatable plots & subplots. Season 1 made us believe there is no Superwoman in real and it’s okay to make mistakes and fall victims to its consequences. And here is where Season 2 loses its power.

Four More Shots

I am a modern millenial woman, mother to a 6 year old toddler and share quite a liberal approach to life.  And that’s what kept me believing in all the four characters of the series. But Ladies! Time for some reality check in the Season 2! When you begin to watch the series from a mom’s point of view, things begin to lose their relevance.

Let’s begin with Anjana, who is a divorced single parent, living with her small daughter, raising up her little one and managing a high profile corporate job.

Four More Shots Anjana

While Season 1 ended on an abrupt note wherein Anjana had landed herself into a soup after drinking and driving and being put under bars. Season 2 has no explanation to what had actually followed after that night. There’s a very brief mention of how she actually got the custody of Arya, her 6 year old. Anjana is a top-notch lawyer who has a great settlement with her former husband and his present wife and hence she can keep her daughter, there anytime. And thus, she doesn’t have any hurdles flying suddenly to Istanbul or going off to Udaipur for her best friend’s wedding.  Sounds sincerely cool, right? We so wish, all divorced couples shared this amazing equation.

Unfortunately, throughout the entire series, we don’t find Anjana spending quality time with her daughter. She is the perfect epitome of a working single mom. But somehow, as a mother, you would fail to identify yourself with her. Well, late night parties, sleeping with her boss, being completely oblivious of her daughter’s presence is where Anjana seems to be a little distanced from reality.  And yes, when it comes to single parenting, there is a chain of problems the mother succumbs to, and in Four More Shots there is no mention of any real time struggles Anjana faces. I so wish Parenting was such an “Utopian” concept, Anjana.

Four More Shots Damini

Damini Rizvee, the celebrated journalist is the second character, is now planning on her book, a controversial piece on some Judge Damodar.  Damini finds it quite okay to love someone else and enjoy sex with someone else. She finds it absolutely righteous to dismiss her sexual inclination{Milind Soman} at one go, when everything gets resolved between the former boyfriend{Prateik Babbar} and her. I do understand Damini, sex is a necessity, but using somebody only to get your desires satisfied is not quite justified, isn’t it?

Damini gets pregnant with Milind Soman’s baby and carries forward this pregnancy with some ideal idea of co-parenting. Seems extremely fascinating, but unfortunately, she undergoes a miscarriage. And right on the next day, we find her getting decked up for her best friend’s wedding. Please don’t judge me, I am not at all referring to her emotional status, but immediately post a miscarriage, it’s physically a bit impossible to enjoy a wedding. Herein, again Damini gets distanced from the reality.

Considering Umang, she is a gym trainer with a bisexual preference and she is deeply, madly in love with the celebrated actress Samara Kapoor (played by Lisa Ray) . I believe she is extremely well paid as a trainer, since she finds no difficulty  for her sudden trips to Istanbul or going for regular parties in her favorite bar. Also she starts rekindling the spirit of love in Samara’s life and finally restoring her life to normalcy.

Baani Four More ShotsLike an ideal girlfriend, she takes her for meditation, Yoga sessions, finally bringing her back to stardom. And when finally Samara starts living her life, believing in herself and prioritizing her career, Umang fails to accept it.

 

This goes to the extent of Umang cancelling off their marriage right at the time when they were just about to exchange wedding vows. She denies the entire pompous wedding just at one go and declares her real happiness lies in the company of her friends. Then girl, why did you take the pains of going through all this drama? For Heaven’s sake, please get your priorities right!

Four More Shots Siddhi

And then there is Siddhi, the spoilt brat of Four More Seasons, as I prefer to say. Siddhi hails from a super rich family and thus enjoys the freedom to celebrate her depression in the lovely lands of Istanbul. Siddhi is completely confused of her identity as in she has no idea of what to do in life{except for wasting her dad’s endless pool of money}. She finally discovers her passion as a stand up comic, starts sleeping with her co performer and faking orgasms repeatedly. And then when she is finally proposed by the boy, she disposes it easily stating she has just learned to discover herself and thus does not want to get tagged as someones’ girlfriend. In fact, Siddhi’s character seems to weaken the plot since she seems to be a completely insignificant addition.

None of the girls in Four More Shots face any monetary obstacles, no struggles of coping up with career and balancing a family life and certainly no hangover troubles. Wish life was this smooth! As a working mom, when we are always at our wit’s end trying to master the mantra of balancing parenting, career and family responsibilities, these girls seem to have achieved the Art of Perfection. And how can I forget the overdose of sex in the entire series? Girls, you have really raised our expectations.

Four More Shots wedding

But yes, Four More Shots deserves an applause for celebrating the colors of friendship. In a world where women rivalry is so common, it creates a hopeful land of beautiful friendships. Moreover, it keeps on emphasizing the fact that no Men is worth the drama of sacrificing your identity. Strength of womanhood and the blissful power of friendship are the only reasons to invest your time on Four More Shots for a one time watch.