Marriages may be made in heaven, but the back stories could take you to hell and back. Fresh from the success of ‘Gully Boy’, filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti bring you a sinfully delicious satire on the Indian wedding scene with their latest series “Made in Heaven”.
Two wedding planners Tara and Karan played by Shobita Dhulipala and Arjun Mathur the dream merchants who sell you your perfect wedding, little realizing it’s not just planning the wedding, but mending fractured relationships and playing counselors is part of the bargain. The only hitch, Tara and Karan lead far from perfect lives themselves.
As their lives get entwined with those of their clients, the wedding planners have just more than the “baraati” shenanigans to deal with.
Made in Heaven moves beyond the typical Barjatya shaadis and the romanticism of the big fat Indian weddings fed by Bollywood. The series is a wild ride into the space of the crazy rich, as all that glitters is just not gold, the glamour and so called uber cool outlook a sham. As skeletons are exposed, there are issues which can no longer be brushed under the carpet. A bride who chooses to have a one night stand, a groom who tries to hide his bride’s past from his parents or a couple finding love in the twilight of their lives.
As they finally lead the couples down the thorny path to a hopefully blissful beginning, Tara and Karan have their own lives to mend. Tara’s perfect home is far from perfect, could her husband be cheating on her? But with whom?
Arjun’s own sexual orientation, his complicated relationships with lovers and his family haunt him.
Not to divulge much of the plot, Made in Heaven is worthy of a binge watch. The series brings together the creative talents of filmmakers Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Alankrita Srivastava, Nitya Mehra and Prashant Nair.
The series also stars Kalki Kochelin, Jim Sarab, Neena Gupta, Pulkit Samrat, amongst many others. Made in Heaven streams on Amazon Prime on March 8.