Amazon Prime Video, today, unveiled the much-awaited trailer of their upcoming Prime Original series titledFour More Shots Please! The series has been created by Rangita Pritish Nandy, produced by Pritish Nandy Communications and directed by Anu Menon. The new Prime Original casts a spotlight on the strong bond of female friendship that serves as a life-line for young women in urban India as they adapt, flourish and rebel in a rapidly evolving societal culture with changing gender roles. Helmed by a predominantly women cast and crew, the show has been written by Devika Bhagat, with dialogues fromIshitaMoitra. Prime members from more than 200 countries and territories can binge-watch the 10-part series starting 25th January 2019.
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India said, “AtPrime Video we are focused on serving a wide and diverse set of customers their daily dose of entertainment on our service. From reality shows for millennials, to comedy for all, hard-hitting heartland story in Mirzapur to a psychological thriller in Breathe, we have something for everyone on Prime Video. We are excited to start this year with a female-centric, genre-defining, aspirational show, that will take viewers on a larger than life journey into the urban women’s world. Let the celebrations begin – Four More Shots Please!”
Pritish Nandy, Chairman, Pritish Nandy Communications said, “It is always our endeavor, through our films, to strike a chord with relatable stories, stories that capture the spirit of today’s India, the new India that is often missing from our cinema. With our debut digital venture, we intend to take this ahead and explore what cinema is yet to brave. Four More Shots Please!takes you on a unique journey that today’s audiences will identify with. Yes, it is about women—four young urban women whose lives and loves we follow, whose passion and fierce individuality we celebrate—but it is also a delightful insight into what modern day relationships are based on. Friendship, love, compassion, and a joyous celebration of what brings them together. The show has been put together largely by a women crew too, led by Rangita (its creator) and Anu (the director for this season) and in Amazon Prime Video we have found the perfect partner to explore the sheer magic of this genre.”
The bold and clutter-breaking trailer introduces us to the lead characters and captures their no-holds-barred banter and rapport, revealing their lovable imperfections and how they navigate modern life with its high and lows, contradictions and dichotomies. Audiences will get a glimpse of the dilemma faced by Anjana, a single mother in a tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband, struggling to move on both emotionally and sexually. We also meet Damini,a smart, successful, unrestrained and fiercely independent journalist who firmly believes that she needs no man to satisfy her needs; she owns her sexuality in a non-fussy, practical way.The trailer reveals the insecurities faced by Siddhi that stem from a complicated relationship with her mother, while showcasing Umang’s unbridled, sexually adventurous, bi-curious personality and enthusiastic willingness to experiment. Despite their obvious differences, these four girls share a beautiful friendship that forms the core foundation of their life and the support system that keeps them buoyant.
Anu Menon, Director, said, “From the moment I read the first page of the script, I have been excited about the release of Four More Shots, Please! The show is determinedly front-footed and is an unapologetic take on the highs and lows of being a modern millennial Indian woman. It is sassy, sexy, funny, glamorous but it also packs an emotional punch, tugging at your heart when you least expect it. Directing this Prime Original Series has been both an exhilarating and liberating experience for me, with both, Amazon Prime Video and Pritish Nandy Communications giving me not just complete freedom but also the right kind of support to help bring my vision alive. I can’t wait for the launch and hope that viewers enjoy it as much as I enjoyed directing it.”
The Prime Original Series stars Sayani Gupta, KirtiKulhari, Bani J and Maanvi Gagroo along with a stellar ensemble cast comprising of PrateikBabbar, Lisa Ray, Milind Soman and Neil Bhooplalam along with Amrita PuriandSapnaPabbi. Replete with pop cultural references, Four More Shots Please!is the one thing you need to watch to get into the mind of the modern Indian woman. The show launches on Prime Video on 25th January 2019.