The new season of one of the most loved television show ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’ premiered on online streaming app Hotstar on Monday. 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 changed.
The show redefined comedy on Indian Television and was best known for its wisecracks, well-written characters of Maya and Indravadan Sarabhai, the unapologetic middle-class traits of Monisha, Sahil — the plastic surgeon caught between his mother and wife and of course the Momma’s boy, Rosesh. The stellar performance of the cast and their crackling chemistry was cheery on the cake.
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 apartment is under renovation, not to mention Monisha is filled with things all-around just like good old days, while Maya’s abode looks beautiful. The two families still remain next-door neighbours similar to the previous season.
The show begins with the character’s stuck in a bus which is about to fall off a cliff. While everyone in the family fights each other or should we say Maya blames Monisha for hiring an alcoholic driver, it is funny to see how the latter defends herself by stating that she hired the alcoholic driver despite knowing that he had been challenged for breaking the traffic red light thrice.
Also, Rosesh’s delivery of his apologetic disgusting poetic masterpiece, Indravadan’s one-liners and Sahil’s efforts to resolve the given situation is fun to watch. In this season, we have few new characters but still, nothing has changed. We have Monisha and Sahil’s son Arnab (pronounced as Ornob) and Rosesh’s love interest, Jasmine Mavani. And both of them don’t give out that new addition in the family vibe because they blend beautifully with the other characters. There is also Aishwarya Sakhuja, who is playing the role of Sonya. Thankfully, Aishwarya doesn’t let us miss Shital Thakkar (previous Sonia).
Overall, ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2’s first episode was a laughter riot. If you are a Sarabhai fan then you must watch it, the episodes are available on Hotstar.
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)