Cast : Neelam Khothari, Maheep Kaprro, Seema Khan and Bhawana Pandey
Streaming On: Netflix
Genre : Reality Show
Rating : ✬/✬✬✬✬✬
Netflix has come up with yet another reality show. After watching first episode of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, I was literally asking my self " What am I doing with my life? But than I felt responsible as now its my duty to save people from not wasting their valuable time and get into something more constructive.
The show revolves around the lives of four middle aged wives of not so popular Bollywood actors. Maheep Kapoor ( Jewellery designer) , wife of actor Sanjay Kapoor, Neelam Khothari , well know actor and wife of Samir Soni, Seema Khan (fashion designer) , wife of actor Sohail Khan, and Bhavana Pandey (owner of branded showroom) , wife of actor Chunky Pandey and mother of Ananya Pandey.
The show gives sneak peak into their mundane lives. Do not expect any masala or controversies , that's why it is extremely boring. Surprisingly though the show claims to showcase fabulous lives of these privileged housewives it looked more pretentious. Inspite of being away from the paparazzi glare their life is no different from their more pepped Bollywood counterparts.
The camera follows them around showcasing lavish dinner parties , fancy locales, Paris's Le Bal des Debutantes and of course a girls' trip. By the way this is Neelam's comeback but what a come back??? She could have done better. The show maker introduces some big Bollywood names like Shah Rukh Khan , Ekta Kapoor, Raveena Tandon and Karan Johar to increase the TRP but sorry nothing is working!
The show has some revelation about them but not something which people are not aware about. Like broken marriages, their business , their family lives and their 25 years of friendships.
FLBW also talk about Bollywood's all time favorite topic Nepotism. I could feel how nepotism can be a touchy subject for Bollywood, and make its torchbearers defensive because how else can they react to it. This show looked like a launching pad for few more Bollywood kids whom we have never seen before.
FLBW ends with what can be considered as the biggest "bash" in the Bollywood world. It was a party hosted by Gauri Khan ,King Khan's wife. What better tribute can they give to the BOLLYWOOD"..really???
My take on the series
If you appreciate larger than life scenario, then you can binge it once. Otherwise it is just a waste of time .
@ Swati Mathur
What a coincidence. Yesterday only, I played this show and within 10 minutes, I turned it off. If I am not wrong then it is Neelam's comeback right? I agree, its not that great. I might watch something else on Netflix over this show.ReplyDelete
I had started watching it yesterday and yes since beginning it wouldn't be able to make any impact. I am reading lots of not to so good review of series and after reading yours will keep this as a pass.ReplyDelete
I watched teh first episode and loved it. My fav line was, Sanjay is the son of the soil :) PLanning to binge it this weekendReplyDelete
I am halfway through the show and really have not formed any opinion yet. Just watching it. Happy to read your views and can relate to it.ReplyDelete
I did watch the show in expectation of something nice to come out of it but it was just an ordinary show with a sneak peek into the rich n famous people lives which was ahaok all made up and scripted I felt.ReplyDelete
I saw this and played a bit of it. But when I saw that it was like a documentary, I wasn't interested in their scripted lives. I'm sure they are doing it for the money but now everyone's knows no one's going to show any reality on it.ReplyDelete
Thats such a nice concept to get an insight into the life of celebs. To what extent, the potrayal is true, is beyond our comprehension but it sure seems intriguingReplyDelete
there is so much speculation going on this and your blog post made me even more curious.. with neelams comeback I am looking foward to watch this show nowReplyDelete
Dharma Productions need to wake up and realise that the audience is smart enough to not get fooled by such brainless content now. Your review is so on point, and incidentally Neelam seemed the only good part of it. Sigh!ReplyDelete
I have heard a lot about the show, thanks a lot for bringing this honest review. Will surely watch!!ReplyDelete
I used to like Neelam and was looking forward to the coming back to the big screen but reading your review I am quite sceptical about her return and also about this series I will probably give it a missReplyDelete
Unfortunately Indian entertainment industry has been churning out the same old stale content the past sometime this series is it expected to be exactly the same way nobody is interested to see what flashy mundane like they live we are interested in real content real stories which inspire the youth of the countryReplyDelete
I have heard about this show. I really like your honest opinion on this . I will give this a miss.ReplyDelete
Seeing a lot of funny memes and funny videos. Thanks for sharing this detailed review. I will not waste my time.ReplyDelete
I needed closure for the crappy things I choose to do in life. So I ensured that I wrapped up these series. *shudders*ReplyDelete
The show is clearly reaping the benefits of voyeurism in the society. The intrigue to know what it is and how it is. No matte how stereotypical or regressive it looks.ReplyDelete