Evaluate: When Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, Bhavana Panday and Seema Khan appeared within the first season of an unabashedly inconsequential indulgence of their privileged life, it did have some shock worth and curiosity round all of the fluff of their lives. Whereas we admit that was some innocent enjoyable throughout these gloomy pandemic induced days of 2020, at the least now, can we get barely extra actual? As a substitute, season 2 of ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ cranks up the meaninglessness even additional with a closely scripted drama that stays painfully superficial and glitzy. There’s barely a second or two of one thing actual inside the seemingly good lives of those ladies, who appear to have all of it.
The women positive clear up good taking the glam quotient a number of notches larger this time round. The foursome put their greatest appears to be like ahead always with good designer wears, equipment and age-defying make-up. To present credit score the place it’s due, there’s a glimpse into their world of synthetic beauty care as effectively with their faces and necks being injected with botox. In any case, who would even utter the B-word in B-town, not to mention, permitting the cameras to roll into the dermatologist’s clinic. There’s additionally a slight second when Sanjay Kapoor confronts Chunky Panday about continuously being the butt of all jokes and Arjun Kapoor advising Shanaya about bearing the burden of the household identify, which is endearing. However apart from such uncommon moments, there’s hardly any actual substance to this indulgent 8-episode lengthy drama that props it up with the cameos of the who’s who of tinsel city. From Ranveer Singh flirting unabashedly with the women addressing them as ‘cougar central’ and ‘MILFs’ to Farah Khan’s brutal roasting of Chunky on his large day. And from Karan Johar’s sassy jibes to a beneficiant dose of Gauri Khan’s propah display presence, there’s no dearth of star energy right here. And oh, we even have a walk-in by Seema Taparia from Mumbai along with her common spiel about egos and compromise to ladies. However as the women patronise her, it’s apparent simply how lazy and handy it was to get Seema Aunty on the present for Netflix even when it provides zero worth to it.
Finally, it’s about these 4 ladies, who’ve been BFFs for lengthy and but discovering the nuances of one another’s personalities. Right here is the place it turns into repetitive and hole as a result of none of their feelings for one another really feel actual. Not even the discuss of Seema’s divorce along with her actor-filmmaker husband Sohail Khan and Samir Soni’s awkwardness with Neelam’s lady gang.
Between the 4 of them, Maheep Kapoor’s transient appears to be louder and extra foul-mouthed this time round and Seema Sajdeh is dumbed down even additional. Pattern this, she takes her mates for a jungle safari after which freaks out after they spot an impressive snake. “I don’t do reptiles,” she screams continuously between chanting her mantras. In her personal phrases, she is as an alternative in search of a Gucci and Chanel kinda shock at a jungle safari. Neelam and Bhavana come throughout as a little bit extra sorted and the latter even has a candy shock within the finale episode because the concluding large occasion ultimately.
General, this second season will get louder, glitzier and makes each effort to force-fit the undesirable drama and over-the-top shenanigans of the wealthy and the well-known. From designer put on to designer vaginas, all of it feels scripted and that’s alright, however script it higher.