Made in Heaven (TV series)

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Made In Heaven
Made in Heaven Title Card.jpg
GenreDrama
Romance
Created by
Written byReema Kagti
Zoya Akhtar
Alankrita Shrivastava
Story byVivek Anchalia
Directed byNitya Mehra
Zoya Akhtar
Prashant Nair
Alankrita Shrivastava
StarringArjun Mathur
Sobhita Dhulipala
Kalki Koechlin
Jim Sarbh
Shashank Arora
Shivani Raghuvanshi
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9[1]
Production company(s)Excel Entertainment
Tiger Baby
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Original release8 March 2019 (2019-03-08) –
present

Made In Heaven is a 2019 Indian drama web television series that premiered on Amazon Video on 8 March 2019.[2] Produced by Excel Entertainment, the series chronicles the lives of Tara and Karan, two wedding planners in Delhi running an agency named Made in Heaven. The series is Amazon Video’s fourth fictional Indian original series and stars Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora, and Shivani Raghuvanshi.

Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti created the show, and they wrote it with Alankrita Shrivastava. Akhtar, Shrivastava, Nitya Mehra, and Prashant Nair served as directors for the nine-episode series.[3]

Plot[edit]

The show portrays today’s India as a potent blend of old and new where tradition jostles with modern aspirations against the backdrop of Big Fat Indian Weddings juxtaposed against the story of the two protagonists.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"All That Glitters Is Gold"Zoya AkhtarAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Tara Khanna and Karan Mehra have landed the biggest wedding in Delhi. Angad Roshan, heir to the Roshan Cycles empire, is marrying Aliya Saxena, a journalist. For the Roshans, something is definitely amiss. Tara and Karan must investigate who Aliya really is, or there might not be a wedding at all.
2"Star Struck Lovers"Zoya AkhtarAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Harsimran Mann, a Dubai princess, is marrying Joginder Sethi, of the Sethi Hotel Group. Made In Heaven has planned for Harsimran’s favorite Bollywood superstar Sarfaraz Khan to headline the first night. With a Mann-Sethi business deal on the line, this wedding has a lot more riding on it than meets the eye.
3"It's Never Too Late"Nitya MehraAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Gayatri Mathur (Deepti Naval), a sixty-plus widow, is marrying Bijoy Chatterjee, a Bengali architect. It’s a distinctively sweet union that has everyone’s support except her children. Karan’s college friend Bubbles is getting married to a man that Karan knows a bit better than he would have hoped.
4"The Price of Love"Nitya MehraAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Priyanka Mishra is marrying Vishal Shrivastava, an IAS officer and the plan is to fund the wedding themselves. The Mishras are disappointed that they can’t splurge on their only daughter’s wedding till their in-laws find a way to change that.
5"A Marriage of Convenience"Prashant NairAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Sukhmani Sadana wins a contest that will determine who marries Jeet Gill, a wealthy NRI. The promise of an American life as an American wife is a big deal for the Ludhiana girl. Tara and Karan take on the wedding despite reservations, to keep their business afloat.
6"Something Old, Something New"Prashant NairAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Geetanjali Sinha, a Wharton graduate, is marrying Nikhil Swarup, a doctor residing in London. However, after being revealed as a manglik, Geetanjali's demands ensues a difference of opinion between the two. Tara and Karan aren’t in the best space to negotiate between superstition and logic.
7"A Royal Affair"Nitya MehraAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Samar Ranawat, a Rajput prince, is marrying Devyani Singh, a pilot making her the first working woman in the royal household. A lavish celebration of progress and woman empowerment is interrupted when a mehendiwali is sexually assaulted during an event. Tara and Karan promise to get the girl justice while the wedding goes ahead as planned.
8"Pride and Bridezilla"Alankrita ShrivastavaAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Tarana Ali (Maanvi Gagroo) is getting married and is using the opportunity to make a music video for herself despite her father going into debt. Meanwhile, a peon at the Made In Heaven office is bailed out by Tara and Karan from taking a loan to fund his daughter’s wedding.
9"The Great Escape"Alankrita ShrivastavaAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema KagtiMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Political party leader Brajesh Yadav’s daughter, Nutan Yadav (Rasika Dugal) is marrying Vishal Singh, a man groomed to be the next prime minister. Everyone knows this wedding is merely a front for the political coalition but when Tara and Karan uncover a harsh truth, they must decide between their principles and their business.

Promotion and release[edit]

The official trailer of the web series was released on 15 February 2019. The web series released on 8 March 2019 on Prime Video. [7]

Reception[edit]

The show has received largely positive reviews with several critics and online reviews praising the series' dark take on the Big Fat Indian Wedding. Soumya Srivastava of Hindustan Times gave Made In Heaven four stars out of five, terming it the best desi original by Amazon Prime. Srivastava opines that Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s new show will keep you hooked.[8] Sanjukta Sharma of Scroll.in praised the performances, writing, "...performances, especially by Mathur and Dhulipala, engagingly and steadfastly chart a convincing trajectory of early struggles, promise, dysfunction, despair and uplifting resignation." [9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Made in Heaven
Soundtrack album by
Sagar Desai, Dub Sharma, Balkrishan Sharma and Sherry Mathews
Released1 March 2019[10]
Recorded2018
GenrePrime Original Tv Series Soundtrack
Length16:31
LanguageHindi
LabelSony Music for Amazon Music
External audio
Made in Heaven
Album on Amazon Music

The music is composed by Sagar Desai, Dub Sharma, Balkrishan Sharma and Sherry Mathews. Songs are rendered by Rituraj, Farad Bhiwandiwala and Viba Saraf. Qawwali "Aye re sakhi more piya ghar aaye" is rendered by M S Nizami Brothers and chorus "Perfect Love" by Aadya Jaswal, Avika Diwan and Mehak Sanghera. Lyrics for "Jiya Jaye" and "Musafir" have been written by Amanda Sodhi.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Aye re sakhi more piya ghar aaye"M S Nizami Brothers6:19
2."Jiya jaye"Rituraj Mohanty2:17
3."Musafir"Farad Bhiwandiwala1:11
4."Baarat Company"Rituraj1:57
5."Roshay"Viba Saraf2:22
6."Perfect Love"Aadya Jaswal, Avika Diwan and Mehak Sanghera2:25
Total length:16:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Made In Heaven trailer: The web series delves into the madness behind Indian weddings". Indian Express. 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Zoya Akhtar's web series Made in Heaven to air on March 8, first look revealed".
  3. ^ "Reema Kagti: Made in Heaven has all the ingredients for a delicious drama". The Indian Express. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Farhan Akhtar unveils first look poster of web series Made In Heaven". IndianExpress. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  5. ^ Pandya, Sonal (17 January 2019). "First Look: Made in Heaven". Cinestaan. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ "'Made in Heaven' trailer: Big fat weddings and secrets in Amazon Prime Original series". Scroll. 14 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Made in Heaven -Trailer - Prime Original 2019 - 8th March 2019| Amazon Prime Video". Amazon Video Prime India on YouTube. 15 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Made In Heaven review: The best desi original by Amazon Prime, it unmasks the shiny lies of big fat Indian weddings". Hindustan Times. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  9. ^ Sharma, Sanjukta. "'Made in Heaven' review: Strong performances and sharp writing, but the weddings get in the way". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  10. ^ "Check out Made in Heaven (Music from the Prime Original Series) by Sagar Desai, Dub Sharma, Balkrishan Sharma & Sherry Mathews on Amazon Music". Amazon Music. 3 March 2019.

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