Four More Shots Please season 3 follows four unapologetically flawed women as they navigate life, love, and friendship in millennial Mumbai. The series is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Anjana, Damini, Siddhi, and Umang, four best friends, struggle with day-to-day problems and support one another as they work through their emotional turmoil.
Anjana, a lawyer, raises a daughter on her own following a divorce but finds herself amidst her ex-husband’s happy family.
Things start getting messy when Anjana’s daughter reveals a dirty secret to her ex-husband’s wife, Kavya.
Damini, who is still haunted by the trauma of a miscarriage, navigates the ups and downs of her relationship with the truck bar’s owner, Jeh.
She gets hired by Dhananjay Deshmukh, a young politician looking for a fresh start away from his party’s polarizing ideology.
As Jeh begins questioning Damini’s new position and priorities, their professional and personal lives start to collide.
Siddhi Patel, on the other hand, is dealing with her father’s unexpected death and the possibility of her 48-year-old mother, Sneha, moving on with her life.
She helps Umang when she needs money for her business, but also faces her own set of difficulties as she is only a few weeks away from turning 25.
Umang Singh, who walked away from the altar, leaving movie actress Samara behind, struggles to overcome feelings of guilt and regret.
She opens up a fitness studio, befriends Meher, who owns a bakery nearby, and hires Sean, a yoga instructor.
The truck bar is everyone’s safe space where they share their problems and try to help one another whenever things go south. The question remains whether Anjana, Damini, Siddhi, and Umang will evolve or make the same mistakes again.
The four lead actresses play their roles without feeling the need to dominate one another, and this is evident in their performances.
Gurbani’s portrayal of Umang Singh is authentic. Whenever she chooses to let the Punjaban out, she steals the show.
The sequence in which she fights for her own father’s approval showcases the pain, rage, and frustration of the character, and it all seems genuine through her performance.
Anjana Menon and Siddhi Patel are played to the best of their abilities by Kirti Kulhari and Maanvi Gagroo, despite the fact that the script fails to give them the arc they truly deserve.
Damini Roy, played by Sayani Gupta, is caught between two men. She ticks all the boxes as she delivers a performance that covers a range of emotions and needs high-quality consistency.
The show’s new additions, however, are the highlight. Their screen time is limited, but they all seem at ease in their roles, especially Shilpa Shukla as Meher and Jim Sarbh as Sean.
The series comes with a few cliches, but as the plot of Anjana, Damini, Siddhi, and Umang unfolds, there are enough unexpected twists to keep viewers interested.
When Umang’s best friends accompany her to Ludhiana to meet her father, the trip serves three purposes: confrontation, clarification, and love.
In between awkward silences and outbursts of rage, Umang and her father have some believable, well-written exchanges about his disapproval of her sexuality at the dinner table.
These women are an encouragement to frustrated souls because they have the guts to carry on no matter what life throws at them. We need more characters like these but with better scripts.
It is annoying how much Siddhi’s immature behavior and ridiculous tantrums are highlighted. The whole comedy plot and the intimate scenes are also difficult to follow. It seems that the director needed a diversion to fill the time.
There is an inconsistent and flawed script with dubious choices, such as characters behaving inexplicably and making cliched declarations of love, abrupt comebacks of past lovers, and steamy platonic relationships.
The season clearly captures viewers’ attention in the first few episodes with wit, humor, and fantastic cinematography, but fails to connect the dots to the subsequent episodes.
This season of Four More Shots Please is entertaining, but the pace of the episodes slows down dramatically mid-season, and one begins to lose interest. The ending feels rushed, leaving you unsatisfied. Nevertheless, it’s a good one-time watch.
Four More Shots Please season 3
Director: Joyeeta Patpatia
Date Created: 2022-10-21 00:00