Fabulous LIVES OF BOLLYWOOD WIVES
Here is something interesting, something that I as reviewer have not attempted before. But in a quest to fulfil our tagline at Popcorn Reviewss- We Basically Review Anything That You Can Watch, I have decided to take this plunge and review the Brand New Docuseries on Netflix – Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives. And this may NOT be your usual review! Is it worth your time, stay tuned.
Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives is the docuseries wherein the cameras follow four distinct personalities – Maheep Kapoor(wife of Sanjay Kapoor), Bhavana Pandey(wife of Chunkey Pandey and mother to Ananya Pandey), Neelam Kothari Soni(wife of Sameer Soni) and Seema Khan(wife of Sohail Khan). So you get a sneak peak into their high society lives, most of which is indeed high society and out of reach of the common man. Now, internationally there have been shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians that have been hugely successful not only among the public but owing to the huge fan following of the personalities onscreen which may have increased ten fold after the show. Earlier Netflix had tried its hand at Reality TV with the hugely popular series Indian Matchmaking. You have got to realise here that no matter how much you criticise it, you are anyway going to watch it. This is precisely why shows like Big Boss are successful, people are definitely interested in the lives of celebrities and their daily routines.
So in Fabulous Lives you get a sneak peek into each of their personalities too. Now a crucial point here, if you are thinking this might be unscripted then it may not be entirely correct. This show is far from that. And so you can make out that the restaurants empty while the cameras rolling, or a stalker of a fan randomly turning up each time or a French model doubling up as a waiter wherein our middle aged personalities can ogle simply looking at him. Additionally, the talk show for which Karan Johar is famous for may or may not return for its next season but smartly finds its way here in the narrative. There are a host of celebrities that make guest appearances here of which Arjun Kapoor looks real and King Khan himself adds star value to it. This may also be a smart tactic in getting the audiences acquainted with some of the star kids who will be debuting soon, and all of them want to have an acting career. Some of the sequences are funny with Sanjay Kapoor giving a nepotism reference to Ananya Pandey. So the proceedings are mostly entertaining although this need not be taken all too seriously except for the Doha sequence which was bland and boring.
There will be a part of the audience who will heavily criticise this docuseries. Well, as Maheep Kapoor had rightly put it in an interview : “It is guilty pleasure watching, it isn’t a Gone With The Wind or Mughal-E-Azam that it needs to be reviewed”. What the hell, we at popcorn reviewss have reviewed it anyway, so lets just leave it there shall we? Happy watching! Available on Netflix.