Sarabhai vs Sarabhai season 2: From Rosesh, Indravadan to Maya & Monisha – it’s whoopie time for you and me

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Updated: June 30, 2016 8:12 PM

Sarabhai versus Sarabhai, the comedy serial from Hats Off Production that came every Monday on Star One, may soon be coming back.

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai season 2, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, Sarabhai Rosesh, Sarabhai MonishaWhat sparked off speculation on a Season 2 for Sarabhai versus Sarabhai was a series of tweets posted by the show’s producer JD Majethia.

Khatarkun khatarkun khatarkun, mere dil ki awaaz sun, Sarabhai season 2 ki news ise mil gayi, toh khatarkun ka ho gaya gun gun! For anyone who loved Sarabhai versus Sarabhai, this improvisation on Rosesh’s poetry would certainly make sense.

Sarabhai versus Sarabhai, the comedy serial from Hats Off Production that came every Monday on Star One, may soon be coming back, and I am sure the readers can’t stop smiling!

What sparked off speculation on a Season 2 for Sarabhai versus Sarabhai was a series of tweets posted by the show’s producer JD Majethia. “Sarabhai family at satish ji ‘s place…. Some good news for fans on its way,” he tweeted.

Sarabhai, a satire on the so called elite and socialite Page 3 class of Mumbai, was a household rage – its characters Maya (Ratna Pathak Shah), Monisha (Rupali Ganguly), Sahil (Sumeet Raghavan), Indravadan (Satish Shah) and of course the poet (oh really!) Rosesh (Rajesh Kumar) being topics of discussion among youth and elderly alike.

 

What endeared each of these characters to us was the fact that somewhere we could connect to at least some aspect of them. The typical saas-bahu nok jhok was taken to a more humourous level, with Maya’s (the mother-in-law) sarcastic takes on her ‘middle-class’ bahu Monisha (she would actually get more excited about buying tomatoes at Rs 10 than meeting film actors!). What added to the fun was the portrayal of the hypocritical upper class of Mumbai. Sample this, Maya would participate in an ann-shann (hunger strike) only to attend a cocktail party later on! But, as the serial’s own title track suggested “sophistication inki surname hai, hypocricy mein jeete yeh saare hai“.

But now that I may soon get to see and hear Rosesh’s poetry, Maya and Monisha’s banter and Indravadan’s mischief, I wonder what’s in store for us in season 2? What would I like to see? Certainly, I would want the characters to have grown up. Any attempt at reviving the same old jokes, may actually fall flat.

 

Typically season 2 of any serial, especially comedy, tends to fall short of expectations, and somewhere, I find myself wondering if Sarabhai versus Sarabhai is best etched in our minds the way it is. Khichdi, another serial from the same production house was a huge success in its first run, but Instant Khichdi and subsequently a movie on the serial, didn’t really match up to the hype.

But, as an ardent Sarabhai fan, I really hope that the serial’s makers have some new tricks up their sleeves that would delight and entertain all! Cheers to that! (Tut tut! I mean raise a toast, for as Maya would remind me (and Monisha), cheers is so Hindi film party scene!)

Whoopie momma!

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