Made In Heaven, one of the top series on Amazon Prime creatively tales the story of India’s hidden and on-going detrimental doings, bringing many taboo topics to the limelight and showcases how it’s brutally handled by the Indian society.
There was so much to admire about the show, from the brilliant performances to the beautiful music. However their major accomplishment is the reluctance to depend on the overused stereotypes we’ve all come to expect from Bollywood shows.
Made In Heaven introduces the evidently perfect figure of an obscenely wealthy wedding scene in Delhi, but takes the audience on tour to take a gander well below all the gold and glitter, revealing maddeningly dark truths of the society in India.
The show reveals how families hunt for pure and pious brides for their sons, men hosting beauty pageants to seek for brides and women who construct their marriages entirely on deceit, painting a goddess image of themselves to portray “the perfect indian girl”.
“India” a country strong with religious beliefs, myths and chronicles build up over from tales and stories made from centuries, using it to rule over the lives of their citizens based on self made and self centred rules and regulations.
They have always made sure both men and women in the country abide to the notorious rules that was depicted by them from their own self made tales, taking control of the society and judging an individual if they were ever to break the stereotype.
This series explains how an average woman desperately gets into a rich family in order to appear as a civilised person based on the definition made by society, a gay man struggling for his rights, a politician drugging his own daughter to seal a marriage for his political greed, a father taking on heavy debts to fulfil his daughter’s wedding wishes and a well renowned family buying a girls rights, shutting her from exposing how the father-in-law sexually harasses her at his very own son’s wedding.
The nine chapters, episodically critically fragmented between four directors, reveal an ensemble with the planners dealing with young, unusual couples and their parents.
The main characters, Tara and Karan (played by Sobhita Dhulipala and Arjun Mathur) and their own battles with a broken relationship and closed homosexuality render the thread on which the nine stories are wonderfully executed in this series.
Tara is an office worker from a lower middle class family, married to a prominent family in South Delhi. Tara leaves behind her mundane life for the luxury world she steps her foot in, shedding her family off.
Not long after, as she struggles to take her relationship to the next level planning for a baby, her husband cheats on her with her very own best friend.
Karan, a gay man who does not commit himself to any relationship, struggles with the judgement of society and fights the police over a police report following his gay identity.
Tara and Karan share a wonderful relationship supporting each other through their struggles, accepting one another as they are with a beautiful friendship to adore.
They are stuck uplifting one another through thick and thin across all hurdles that come their way from personal life to work conflicts.
Sobhita and Arjun, Kalki and Jim including other main characters in the series do a phenomenal job through the entire 9 episodes, with many other guest celebrities who have performed outstandingly in making this show a massive success carrying it across to a large group of audience.
Watch the series on Amazon prime and be aware that this show could get you hooked to the screen for solid 9 hours!