Sunday, September 27, 2020

Four more shots please! Season 2 Review: Amazon Series Refuses to Grow

published on: 18/04/2020 10:48 AM

In its first season, Four More Shots Please! – Amazon’s first original Indian comedy series was by first-time producer Rangita Pritish Nandi – a beautiful shell. As such, we summarized it in our review, noting its many flaws in the writing and technical departments, it is the pre-adult mindset that defined its approach, with strong ideas to deal with its limited success Chose it, or the overall lack of specifics, especially in direction and editing. many other Critics Were Of the same opinion. Amazon’s decision to show up for a second season – now on Prime Video – was shocking, not least because it seemed to be free rein content for those who were already giving free rein to the hull . For better or worse, four more shots please! Season 2 is largely composed by the same team.

Rangita’s sister, Ishita Pritish is a new co-showrunner in Nandi, who is advanced from the position of her previous colleague Shorner. This is Ishita’s first credit as Shruti; She has previously handled brand and film promotions. Season 2 also has a new director Nupur Asthana (Bevakofian), but the script and dialogue are made up of the pair of Devika Bhagat and Ishita Moitra. Between them, four more shots please! Still the same show that debuted on its debut last year. If anything, the Amazon series has dialed in some of its worst trend. Thanks to the continued use of background songs and obsession with Montaz, four more shots please! Season 2 gives more feel to a series of music videos.

In turn, which indicates the inability to string together scenes full of certain dialogues, let alone construct something. Very often, the main quartet offers blank work in exchange for genuine, honest, engaging conversations before concluding the scene with the group. Most plot ideas – which are not discarded – are resolved 10 minutes after first being introduced, sometimes fumbling around another character’s arc. This love for quick fixes weakens virtually every narrative. Since four more shots please! Season 2 is always rushing through the setup at lightning speed, unwilling to sit and spend time with the characters’ mentality, at the end of the day its ascension and height don’t seem real. If you cannot feel the feeling, it is not going to be felt.

We take four more shots please from the four month events! Finale of Season 1, with broken Siddhi Patel (Manvi Gagaru), two of whom spent themselves on a parent-funded Euro trip. In Istanbul, she has a major breakdown and rings up the best-friend and fitness trainer Umang Singh (Bani J), who summons two other members of the girl-gang: investigative journalist Damini Rizvi Roy (Sayani Gupta and lawyer) Anjana. Menon (Kirti Kulhari). But the four have not spoken since that “big fight” at the end of the season. Except that it’s an easy, clunky comedy, that’s why the trio packed their bags in one minute and are on the next flight to Turkey, Capital, where they patch up after a few scenes, change several costumes, and A dozen selfies.

During those exchanges, four more shots please! Season 2 fills in the blanks. Despite the hysterics, Anjana has custody of her daughter, as her former husband Varun Khanna (Neil Bhoopalam) did not press charges. Back home, she runs away from the prospect of domestic bliss with her lover, which is further complicated by the arrival of rival lawyer Shashank Bose (Sameer Kochhar from Holy Games), and Varun looking at his past with rose-colored glasses Huh. There is a big point here about Varun’s self-destructive personality – his second wife Kavya Arora (Amrita Puri) is pregnant – but forgets the subplot and never resolves. Also, Anjana is dealing with misunderstandings at work, but Four More Shots Please! Season 2 is also on the nose and self-righteous in its portrayal.

After the heartbreak of the bar’s owner Jeh Wadia (Prateik Babbar) at the end of season 1, Damini is joined by her gynecologist Dr. Aamir is back on the land of casual sex with Warsi (Milind Soman). On the career front, he has researched the alleged murder of a judge for a book in four intervening months (written in a short montage after two episodes of Writers’ Block). Through this, four more shots please! Season 2 moves forward with socio-political issues of press self-censorship and performance of journalists in India today, with Damini being described as “anti-national” and “nationalist”. But the Amazon series withdrew from handling the story as it exhausts the other side’s ammunition, and ultimately, suggests that nothing is worth it.

Manvi Gagaru, Lisa Ray, and Bani Jay in Four More Shots Please! season 2
Photo courtesy: Amazon India

This is also the case with Umang’s arc, which involves trying to help his girlfriend Samara Kapoor (Lisa Ray), who we call bipolar. We believe a little more four shots please! It will commit to discovery, and that is exactly what happens. She leaves Siddhi, whose new thing in season 2 is a stand-up comedy. After trying her hand at a half-dozen careers, Vishwas-Nidhi Gujarati girl accidentally unleashes a talent for zingers after shaking another comic during her acting. If Four More Shots has the same theme on Rectmore Run, please !, it is that women need to embrace freedom. This applies personally and professionally to the four lead characters, as they deal with self-esteem, identity, desire, and motherhood.

But any real progress on that front is being made under Four More Shots Please! Kulhari is largely the only one able to lift the scarred material thanks to her line delivery and the small touches she demonstrates with her face. Except that’s not nearly enough, when you’re battling a bad direction that keeps the high notes pushed out of the actors, there’s a little cinematographic idea about which frame to choose and which ones to switch between. Have to, or allow your characters to make unfair decisions over and over again. And even when its characters have sense to say something, Four More Shots! Season 2 is not committed to it. Afraid of showing too much raw, the Amazon series is happy to jump from one cutesy, cheesy, and clichéd moment to another.

Four more shots please! Season 2 is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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