Beta ji! Have you watched Anupama…or have you been living in a creepy basement with no wifi or TV? Because that is the only reason to have stayed away from this masterpiece, bachche. My friends and I are hooked!
We watched the first three episodes on a drunken evening at Mrs Duggal’s house. She wanted revenge on her bahu who insisted on watching Korean dramas all day, every day. She’s been making her eat Korean food and is now taking Korean language lessons because she “wants to immerse herself in the culture”. So, we went there to help Mrs Duggal detox and give her some much-needed desi drama with Anupama.
But instead of just a day-long binge, we have vowed to make this show the focus of our lives. Here’s why Anupama is now the glue that holds our friendship together.
The rage is bringing us closer together
We collectively hate Vanraj and those monster kids Paritosh and Pakhi, so we hate our own kids a little less. Also, hating the same people is the strongest foundation of a lifelong friendship.
Hard relate, bachche. Too hard!
We all cried together and saw ourselves in Anupama. Of course, we tend to create merry hell from Noida to Gurgaon if a man tries to tell us what to do. But in our heads, all our husbands are Vanrajs.
Home decor inspo was found
Mrs Duggal once said that Kavya looks like her when she was 25. And we all laughed so hard that we spilt red wine on her brand new white carpet. Her own bahu couldn’t stop laughing. When Vanraj said he’d die without Anupama, we all broke into uncontrollable laughter again. And now, Mrs Duggal’s carpet is mostly pink. She calls it “a pop of colour”.
The RWA is a little pissed
After the second episode, we all went home and shouted our own names from our balconies. The guards came running because they thought we were in trouble. Now, we have been issued a warning by the RWA on the colony WhatsApp group. The shouting also opened up my MIL’s wax-filled ears. Overall, this particular move didn’t turn out great for me.
No more nonsense from men!
Instead of just walking in the park, we practise Anupama’s ‘talk to the hand’ move every evening. Now, I also raise my hand whenever my husband tries to say something to me about my flawless chai. Talk to the hand, fake Vanraj.
It feels good to contribute to a larger cause
On to more serious matters, this group has come to a unanimous agreement that Devika needs a new stylist. Sis, that jumpsuit needs to go. We have written a letter to everyone involved on our letterhead–Aunty Eve and Ass-ociates. Everyone takes us seriously, don’t worry. I will personally see to it that justice is done.
Since there are over 500 episodes to catch up on, we have bought 1,500 bottles of wine. And Mrs Duggal has finally wrapped up her “Chanel pink” carpet. We are now going to start the Mega Anupama Binge. Send me your thoughts, okay? I need to know what the woke kids think of her.