We must say, the wait has been too long! But all the wait was worth it, after we watched the first episode of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2 yesterday! Take 2's first episode has everything we were hoping for. We finally got to see get that classic banter between oh-so-classy Maya Sarabhai ( Ratna Pathak Shah) and categorically middle-class Monisha ( Rupali Ganguly) again, the hilarious poems by Rosesh (Rajesh Kumar) and the vulnerable Indravdhan ( Satish Shah) and Sahil ( Sumeet Raghvan).

In the age of mindless daily soaps and supernatural shows, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai comes as a breeze of freshness. The show, which had already achieved a cult status in the Indian Television with its first instalment almost a decade ago, this time comes as a web series on Hotstar. The show has taken a leap of 7 years now. Maya & Indravadhan Sarabhai have gone salt-and-pepper. They are both grandparents now which makes Sahil and Monisha Sarabhai parents to Arnab Sarabhai pronounced Ornob. Rosesh has got a girlfriend and he still writes poetry. By the way, he has got a promotion. He is now the lead actor in a TV show titled, ‘Bahu Macharr Beta Khacharr'. The makers make that nostalgia remain and in the first episode they re-establish the characters and tell us what happened in the last seven years in Sarabhai family.

The episode left us craving for more. Titled as “Monisha Ki Mannat”, the story starts with the entire Sarabhai family stuck in a bus at a hill, courtesy Maya's mannat to Matkadhar Baba for Rosesh's marriage. Taking a flashback from here, Sahil narrates how they landed up in this situation and what happened in the last seven years in the Sarabhai family. The episode was full of laugh out loud moments like the conversation between Madhu bhai and Indravadhan. There are few new characters in the show, too, and they are also mad and hilarious. They blend in with this unique family as though they have always been a part of it. Aishwarya Sakhuja plays the new Soniya and Vaibhavi Upadhyay is Rosesh's love interest, Jasmine Mawani, whose English is even better than Monisha's. The kid who plays Sahil, Monisha’s son, is also as crazy as the rest of the cast.

They say some things get better with age. And we know now that Sarabhai Vs. Sarabhai is one of them. The family has aged like a fine wine!

Written By: Mansi Gupta | Post Date: 16 May 2017

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