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Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo review: Dimple Kapadia starrer has its flaws, but it's never less than compelling

Homi Adajania directorial Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo stars Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Isha Talwar, Angira Dhar, Deepak Dobriyal, Varun Mitra and Udit Arora.

Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo review: Dimple Kapadia starrer has its flaws, but it's never less than compelling
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Last Updated: 07.00 PM, May 17, 2023



Four women play major roles in Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo: Savitri (Dimple Kapadia), her daughters-in-law Bijli (Isha Talwar) and Kajal (Angira Dhar), and her daughter Shanta (Radhika Madan). The journey of a saas-bahu relationship is portrayed in the show as a roller coaster, but in an entirely original way. They are citizens of the isolated Northwest town of Hastipur. The proprietor of the Rani Cooperative, which offers everything from clothing to jari-booti balms, is Savitri, also known as Rani Baa. In addition to these, it seems that their business only serves as a front for the world's biggest drug gang, which is situated in South Asia.



The acting and writing in Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo are its best features. Nothing becomes chaotic because the screenplay for the show is so nicely written and the plot develops gradually. Having so many actors involved can occasionally get cluttered, but that is not the case in this situation. Yes, there are a few scenes that could get old after a while, but overall, the show is fun to watch.

The show also excels at developing its characters. The majority of the show's characters have compelling backstories. The manner that Homi Adajania peels back the layers of each character is fascinating and occasionally upsetting. His direction is on point. No fancy stuff, excatly how the script demands. 

The narrative's impact is such that you will begin unquestioningly accepting it as fact. Everything looks to be well thought out and fully baked, from the clothing to the lingo. 

The fact that the show is created by, about, and for women makes it the best. These women are in complete control of their career and lives and no man has the authority to make decisions for them. The script for the show is written by Saurav Dey, Nandini Gupta, and Aman Mannan, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. We are all compelled to believe that the women in this story are the true heroes since the world of a woman is depicted in such depth. 

Rani Maa, played by Dimple Kapadia, is an appropriate actor for the role. She portrays her part with ease, although I am certain that it could have been challenging. We adore every aspect of the show, but she is hands down the baddest character. Her on-screen presence is just as strong as her role. 

Isha Talwar's portrayal of Bijli serves as additional proof of her talent for any role that she is given. Her complicated personality is skillfully and passionately represented. 

Angira Dhar as Kajal is the most twisted character. She speaks with the utmost honesty, and her character and backstory demand a lot of attention.

Radhika Madan as Shanta is my least favourite. Although she plays a character that is equally fierce as others, it looks like she is stuck performing the same role in several films and television shows. 

Watching the legendary Naseeruddin Shah on screen is always pleasant; even in small roles, his tough persona manages to make an impact. Deepak Dobriyal's portrayal of a bad monk guy is scary. He manages to do what the character demands. Ashish Verma as Harish stand out with his performance and given that he has a small presence in the show, he made it impactful.


Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo has some flaws, but the excellent acting and interesting plot make it worth watching.


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