Just three week’s after delivering one of the finest movie of the year “Gully Boy”, the duo- Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar are redefining and changing the game of content with their another apt content “Made In Heaven”.
This is so far one of the best Indian web-series which captures all the problems pertaining to the society in a mere 9 episode show. There was a time when audiences were demanding from the television show creators to make more content based shows for them but soon after the penetration of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, creators such as Kagti and Akhtar are on the verge of giving some of the best shows which will be loved not only by the critics but also by the audience. Amazon Prime Video has successfully launched two web-series in India since 2019, Four More Shots Please! and Made In Heaven. Both have received rave reviews, not to forget that its just beginning of the year, I just hope that content will win again on Amazon Prime Video like it did last year. In last couple of years, both Prime and Netflix have made huge investment for Indian content and have stayed committed in making more investment in the times to come.
Made In Heaven is a wedding planning agency located in Delhi, the rich state of millionaires who are ready to shell out millions of their hard earned money on their daughter’s and son’s wedding’s, just to maintain the standard and while in some cases, just to show the latter that they are capable of spending money. The emotions of a family are well captured, beautifully written and very well synchronized. One of the episode in which the father has to take loan in order to make his daughter’s wedding perfect tells you the pain which some parent’s go through even without letting their children know about it.
Tara Khanna (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan Mehra (Arjun Mathur) are the proprietors of the wedding planning agency. The main stories revolve around them. One of the best performance by any lead so far, in terms of emotional appeal, dialogue delivery as well as maintaining the liaison with the other stories revolving around them is just laudable, they are just lovable.
Made In Heaven is divided in 9 episodes and is directed by 4 directors. Each episode denoting a new marriage for which they are planning and each episode resembles around the bride’s and groom’s issues, either with each other or within the family. There are 9 such weddings that take place and which brings onto the table some social issues which are written and delivered so perfectly, one can easily relate to them. The main plot lies with the main characters too. Tara, who is trying to overcome her failed marriage as well as Karan, who is gay and lives a life which revolves the societal issue after half of the season. Both the characters have a problematic past as well, Tara, who was working as a secretary in her husband’s (Adil Khanna) office while Karan, who was fighting with his family and also was living a life with anxiety in his teenage years. Supporting to the main characters are Jim Sarbh as Adil Khanna, Kalki Koechlin as Faiza Naqvi, Shashank Arora as Kabir Basrai and Shivani Raghuvanshi as Jazz (Jaspreet). Apart from them, Neena Gupta, Shweta Tripathi, Pulkit Samrat, Amrita Puri, Vijay Raaz and Vinay Pathak plays supporting roles too.
The writing will have a positive impact on the society on the issues of homosexuality, dowry, old marriages, divorce, molestation, gender discrimination etc. The main ingredient which works perfectly for this show is its simplicity, whether it be Vinay Pathak’s confession or Kalki Koechlin anxiety issue, each character is a world in itself. Somewhere in all those glitters of wedding’s, there are some elements of surprise which will make audience change their narrative and thinking altogether. Some viewers might use the narrative like some had used while watching Dil Dhadakne Do, the argument of “rich people cut off from reality” against Made In Heaven too, the story-line, the acting, music, all those grandeur’s, twist and turn and cheap thrills, it will keep viewers hooked up for all the nine episodes.
The chemistry and the relationship between the main characters and people closely associated with them is of love-hate. People who were or are in a relationship will be able to digest the fact of various ups and downs which goes with the characters story-line. For a moment the guilt of cheating the partner is showcased in a very positive manner but when the vicious circle counters the character itself, the reflection of negativity with apt acting makes a person emotional, these were some of the moments which make Made In Heaven worth a watch. There are some moments which will make viewers question themselves such as when Jazz shows her selfish nature and commits a big blunder with the Made In Heaven team or when Faiza comes to the rescue of Tara when the society questions her marriage with Adil.
I won’t be surprised if this show will turn the course of content driven web-series or will break some records. The main story-line is meant to touch and reach out to the audience in a perfect way. There is some hiatus which works very well with viewers such as switching to the subplot of marriage and again to the main plot where the leads are trying to solve or overcome their own issue. There is something that will connect with the audience in some nor the other way.
I am going with A.
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