September 5, 2022
I remember watching the original season of 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' (2004-2006) on 'Star One' back in the day. Thankfully, one can still stream and watch it on 'Disney+ Hotstar' now.
The show gives you front-row tickets into the sometimes hollow, sometimes deep (but always entertaining) lives of the motabhais of Mumbai.
The main conflict in the show arises from the class divide between Monisha and her mother-in-law, Maya. They literally live in opposing houses. But, there’s more to this than meets the eye.
Rosesh Sarabhai is my favourite member of the family because of his amusing poems and manner of speaking. It doesn't hurt that he's a momma's boy either!
Having lived in Colaba for close to a decade and watched some of these wealthy families up close, I can confirm that the cast portrays their posh eccentricities quite masterfully.
Good, Indian, cult comedy shows are so rare, you can count them on the fingers of one hand. At the risk of sounding older than my years, I must confess that they don’t make them like they used to.