Just when we were getting over ‘Gully Boy’,a Zoya Akhtar-Reema Kagti directorial venture, which enthralled the audience and the critics alike ,the makers were back with 9 episode web series , launched on March 8 ,2019 on Amazon Prime called Made in Heaven .
Intriguing Right ? The Title.
The description was that the show chronicles the lives of Tara and Karan, two wedding planners inDelhi.Tradition jostles with modern aspirations against the backdrop of big Fat Indian weddings revealing many layers of lies of secret. The supposedly liberal fabric of the upper crust unravels as the duo navigate through arranged marriages, dowry transactions and virginity tests in addition to the usual wedding preparations including venue, catering and decoration.
But was it the Title or the description which forced to register for one month free subscription of Amazon Prime ? The answer is a blatant No. It was the directors Zoya Akhtar , Reema Kagti ,Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivasta and Prashant Nair collaboration with actors like Jim Sarabh, Kalki Koechlin, Arjun Mathur, Shobhita Dhulipala ,Vijay Raaz and Shashank Arora. Also,It was a Sunday and I had nothing to do.
What made the web series stand out was the complicated story lines of characters and various issues it portrayed. It is the first series to portray homosexual character in the lead and not just as a sidekick for humour. It is culmination of issues like dowry ,abusing of power by the Royals ,the rigidity of customs, the struggle of people and every day life.It was quite endearing to watch Karan and Tara’s friendship and how in spite of having their own set of personal cacophonies, they Grind thorough life each day.
I binged watched it twice and then watched interviews of cast and crew just to satiate that one more episode craving ,showing upto office next day looking like a Panda with big dark circles under my eyes and telling everyone ( Read installing Amazon prime in their phones ) to Watch the series.
Yesterday , while waiting for the day to get over so that I can rush back home from office , a Post made my day . Yes folks , Made in Heaven S2 is on it’s way as Zoya Akhtar and team sets to write the next instalment .What would be the plot of S2 ? What will become of Karan and Tara’s Made in Heaven ?
Will we get to See what cemented their friendship ? What about Jazz and Kabir? Will Adil finally decide between the two ladies in his life ?So many questions but for now let’s hope that time will pass soon .
Until next season then !!