Four More Shots Please! is an Indian streaming television series on Amazon Prime Video directed by Anu Menon and Nupur Asthana. The series follows the story of four unapologetically flawed women (two in their 30s and two in their early 20s) as they live, love, make mistakes and discover what really makes them tick through friendship and shots of tequila in millennial Mumbai.
The series is Amazon Prime Video’s first all-women-protagonists Indian original starring Sayani Gupta, Bani J, Kirti Kulhari, and Maanvi Gagroo. Reviewers have referred to the show as a “desi version of Sex and The City.” The first season was one of top three most-watched Amazon Original Series from India in 2019, and season two was called “the most-watched Indian show on the platform” in May 2020. Shortly after season two was released, Amazon announced that season three was in the works.
The actors have done a fabulous job. Even the other characters like Prateik Babbar, Milind Soman and Lisa Ray fit in well with there roles. They do a brilliant job in supporting the main cast. You will surely be reminded of the fun time with your girlfriends–giggling, chilling and just letting go and being yourself. There will always be naysayers who will gripe about it not being realistic or being too “independent’ or being a cheap copy. Ignore them and watch it.
I recently binged watched ‘Four More Shots, Please,’ and I will admit that I wasn’t a fan of the first season. However, since I’d heard mixed reviews of season two, I was intrigued enough to watch it and decide for myself. And trust me, it did not disappoint! Though a little over the top in places, it was thoroughly entertaining.
Give this breezy series a watch for some fun and emotions. Calling it the desi version of ‘Sex and the City’ is quite the cliché. But one would be blind not to see some very obvious parallels. That apart, even if it is the desi version, what’s the big deal? Aren’t alot of our TV shows, movies and even music inspired from work around the world? To miss the series on that ground would definitely be a mistake.
Anjana pointed out that you don’t need to put up with a misogynistic boss. It is okay to quit and find a place where you feel more valued. And you can actually have it all a successful career and a child. Just need to find a way to strike a balance.
Umang made us realize you don’t need a man to complete you. It can be a woman too. The key is to find the right partner. Love is important but so is keeping one’s identity.
Siddhi is literally the perfect example of ‘one size doesn’t fit all.’ It is important to believe in yourself irrespective of your physical image. And it is never too late to discover your calling in life and love your body as it is.
Damini showed us that if you believe in your dream, there’s no stopping you. Women have needs too and it takes courage to admit it. There should be no guilt.
They all convinced us that friends can help you overcome anything from miscarriage to a failed marriage, from losing a job to sleeping with an escort! You look back ad learn from these things and possibly even laugh off some.
Relationships can get complicated, but it’s better to let go of them and move on. Staying in an unhappy marriage doesn’t solve any purpose.
They all repeatedly emphasized the point that size, material status, or sexual orientation should not hold us back. We should be comfortable in our own skin.
I mainly picked up the points on women empowerment as all the four main protagonists of the series are women. But I also would like you to enjoy their carefree lives, where they can do what they want, to look fashionable and attractive. The series also teaches us that, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. I find it real and relatable.
You will surely be reminded of the fun time with your girlfriends–giggling, chilling, and just letting go and being yourself. There will always be naysayers who will gripe about it not being realistic or being too “independent’’ or being a cheap copy. Ignore them and watch it.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below if you have watched it. And if you haven’t, go ahead and check it out!