Sarabhai vs Sarabhai ,it has been nearly a decade since when this show went off air but we can hardly get over it.
The show enjoyed a cult status back then and is perhaps the only comedy show that could arguably meet the standards of international shows like ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S.’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Modern Family’ among others. The story revolves around the quintessential upper-class Gujarati family, The Sarabhais, living in the upmarket Cuffe Parade area of South Mumbai.
Living at a time when shows like ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma’, ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain’ and the likes are trying hard to feed us cheap comedy and mediocre,overused jokes, we can only wish for a second season of this “classic” comedy, something that does not seem to be happening.
The show, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai has a 9.4/10 IMDB rating which proves its credibility as one of the best shows Indian t.v. ever produced. The show was a blend of silly( but not, lame) comedy on one hand and witty, intelligent and sarcastic humor on the other. The show pulled in audiences from all age groups and catered both to the elite and the mass.
Amidst all the pointless, exaggerated saas-bahu drama, the show was like a breath of fresh air. The brilliant acting by the entire cast, great script and non-repetitive jokes and punches made it stand out. The show kept the audience glued to their sets back then and yearn for more in recent times.
Though each episode of Sarabhai vs Sarabhai had a different storyline, we could never get over some of our favourite gags from the show –
The typical, snobbish socialite that she was, Maya Sarabhai, showed us what ‘sophistication’ is like.
There could be nothing as hilarious as the witty, sarcastic punches that Indravadan delivered with so much of ease.
Monisha’s middle-class idiosyncrasies which had to face Maya’s sarcasm left us in bouts of laughter.