Review: 'The Aam Aadmi Family S4': shows real-life challenges while keeping it relatable but not so humorous

"The Aam Aadmi Family Season 4" retains the charm of its predecessors, offering a glimpse into the intricacies of middle-class Indian life.

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The Aam Aadmi Family

The Aam Aadmi Family

In the latest installment of "The Aam Aadmi Family," the Sharmas return to the screen, delving into the everyday challenges that resonate with middle-class Indian families. From dealing with the loss of a family elder to addressing mental health issues, gender inequality, and more, the Sharmas tackle life's complexities one episode at a time. 

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The Plot

Set in a spacious villa in Delhi with unassuming interiors, the Sharmas, led by family patriarch Sharmaji (skillfully portrayed by Bijendra Kala), epitomize the quintessential Indian family. While inherent love binds them, they engage in everyday squabbles, showcasing their care for each other through the nuances of daily life. Each episode introduces a new challenge, delving into a myriad of social issues. 

Direction and Writing

The attempt at injecting humor into serious issues occasionally falls flat, with jokes failing to elicit even a chuckle from the audience. However, the show's strength lies in its portrayal of the modest lifestyle of the characters and the authentic manner in which it is depicted. The setting adds an endearing quality to the series, allowing viewers to connect with the Sharmas on a relatable level. The narrative structure, however, lacks a consistent soul, leaving certain episodes feeling disjointed.

Continuing the trend from Season 3, seasoned actors Brijensra Kala and Lubna Salim shine in their roles as the central figures of the family drama. Their near-perfect portrayal of the family's dramatic and unguarded moments, especially as they navigate the challenges of their 30th anniversary, stands out as a highlight. The chemistry between the two actors adds depth to the show, making it a compelling watch. The supporting cast, including Bindra and Chobessey, also deliver commendable performances in their respective roles, contributing to the overall authenticity of the series.

The Verdict

In conclusion, "The Aam Aadmi Family Season 4" retains the charm of its predecessors, offering a glimpse into the intricacies of middle-class Indian life. While the humor may not consistently hit the mark, the realistic portrayal of the Sharmas and the strong performances by the cast make it a worthwhile binge-watch. All seasons of the series, including the latest installment, are available on the Zee5 digital platform.

The Performances

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Lubna Salim

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Brijendra Kala

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ZEE5

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