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Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2 Review: It Retains Its Old Charm With A Refreshing Touch
Overall, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2 has not only managed to retain its old charm and essence, but has also introduced a certain newness with its setting and additional characters. in all, the first episode is a must watch if you a fan of the wisecracks the show is popular for.
The new season of one of the most loved television shows Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai premiered on online streaming app Hotstar on Monday. And even though we watched the show which is now titled Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2, after a long gap of seven years on a new platform, nothing seems to have drastically changed.
The perpetual madness in the Sarabhai house, Maya's (Ratna Pathak Shah) 'elite-class' attitude vs Monisha's (Rupali Ganguly) 'middle-class, down-market' habits, Rosesh's (Rajesh Kumar) unrhyming, silly, meaningless yet funny poetry, Sahil's (Sumeet Raghavan) helplessness and Indravadan's (Satish Shah) sarcastic take on every topic, everything remains just the same except that a few new characters have been introduced and the setting of the show has changed.
The crazy Sarabhai family now lives in two palatial penthouses because their old apartments are under renovation, not to mention Monisha's is filled with litter all around just like good old days, while Maya's abode looks beautiful. The two families still remain next-door neighbours just like in the previous season that was aired on television years ago.
The show begins with the characters stuck in a bus which is about to fall off a cliff. And while everyone in the family fights each other or should we say while Maya blames Monisha for hiring an 'alcoholic' driver, it is fun to see how the latter defends herself by stating that she hired the 'alcoholic driver' despite knowing that he had been challaned for breaking the traffic red light thrice because there weren't any red lights on the highway - the route they were taking for their trip!
Also, Rosesh's delivery of his unapologetically disgusting poetic masterpiece, Indravadan's one-liners and Sahil's efforts to resolve the given situation is fun to watch.
Soon after, the viewers are welcomed by Sahil into one of their penthouse where the characters interact with the audience and the new characters are revealed. Also, in this segment we get to know why and where the Sarabhai family was travelling in a bus.
In the same segment of the show, Sonia - Maya and Indravadan's daughter - reveals that her younger brother Rosesh will face a hard time with a woman who will entice him. And the only reason that Rosesh can be freed of the chudail (witch) is by fulfilling Monisha's unfulfilled 'mannat' (wish).
Talking of the new characters, the first and foremost is Monisha and Sahil's seven-year-old son Arnab, who is dotingly called as Guddu by his mother - 'a nickname so typically Punjabi middle-class' as termed by Monisha's mother-in-law, the very classy Maya Sarabhai. The second character is that of Maya and Indravadan's daughter Sonia, played by Aishwarya Sakhuja. And the third character, that of Jasmine Mavani, Rosesh's fellow theatre artiste and his prospective wife, who has a terrible command over English, another reason for Maya to feel bad about.
Cut to, we go back to the same situation where the family is stuck in the bus and here the extremely smart, middle-class Monisha helps her son Arnab get out of the bus's window so that he can reach out for help. In order to stop his seven-year-old son Sahil runs towards the exit of the bus and we see the vehicle falling off the cliff. What happens next will be revealed in the next episode. But this episode certainly wasa laughter riot!
Overall, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2 has not only managed to retain its old charm and essence, but has also introduced a certain newness with its setting and additional characters. All in all, the first episode is a must watch if you are a fan of the wisecracks the show is popular for.
The show will air every Tuesday on Hotstar, with an additional fun segment every Friday.
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