Made in Heaven (TV series)

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Made In Heaven
Made in Heaven Title Card.jpg
GenreDrama
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
Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9[1] (list of episodes)
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-episodes of the first season.[3] Work on the second season began in April 2019.[4]

Plot[edit]

Made in Heaven 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.[5] It is a telling story about human nature and greater social dynamics in Delhi. [6]

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 Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
2"Star Struck Lovers"Zoya AkhtarAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Things get ugly when the film star Sarfaraz Khan kisses the bride Harsimran at one of the wedding events. The groom Joginder is livid and tries to clobber him with a hockey forcing Khan to lock himself in his hotel room. Joginder’s parents eventually step in to defuse the situation. Tara and Karan then find out that Harsimran also slept with Khan that night. However, they are able to delete the footage from the hotel cameras before anyone else can find out. Jazz gets into trouble for sharing pictures from the wedding on her Facebook page. But she makes up for it by helping Joginder and Harsimran make up. Tara convinces Harsimran to pray at Joginder’s gurduwara and cook prasad for him. They eventually reconcile and the wedding goes off without a hitch. Meanwhile, Tara suspects Adil of having an affair. She confides in Faiza who tells her she’s just imagining things. The end of the episode reveals that Adil is having an affair with Faiza.
3"It's Never Too Late"Nitya MehraAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Tara and Karan organize the wedding of an elderly couple Gayatri Mathur and Bijoy Chatterjee. Mathur’s children disapprove of the marriage and initially refuse to attend the wedding. However, Karan manages to bring them around in the end. Meanwhile Karan finds out that the groom for the other wedding they are organizing is a former lover. He eventually tells the bride, Bubbles who asks him not to tell anyone else. Flashbacks reveal Tara’s lower middle class background before she married into the Khanna family. Karan tells a friend about his previous business venture which failed. His mother forced his father to rescue him financially. He then borrowed money from the street to start Made in Heaven and is currently paying off heavy debt. Adil and Faiza have an accident on the way home from a clandestine trip.
4"The Price of Love"Nitya MehraAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Tara finds out about the affair when Adil and Faiza are hospitalized after their car accident. Nevertheless, she agrees to donate blood to Faiza whose condition is critical at the time. Tara and Karan lose the contract for Bubbles’ wedding when she decides to go with another company. The financial strain forces Karan to agree to organizing a wedding in Ludhiana for a friend. Meanwhile Made in Heaven plans the wedding of an IAS officer Vishal and his fiancé Priyanka. On the day of the wedding Vishal’s seemingly progressive parents demand a huge dowry and threaten to cancel the wedding if refused. Priyanka’s father reluctantly agrees but asks Tara and Karan to keep this from Priyanka. Tara agrees but later tells Priyanka everything just before the pheras start. Priyanka confronts Vishal and realizes that he was in on the whole plan. She dumps him and walks away from the wedding. Tara confronts Adil about his affair. He apologizes and promises to make things right. But she pushes him away and walks off. Jazz uses the company’s credit card to buy fancy clothes for herself. She plans to return them but Shibani finds out and tells Karan who fires Jazz. Karan hooks up with someone he meets at a bar. Unbeknown to him, his landlord has installed a camera in his room and secretly watches them make love.
5"A Marriage of Convenience"Prashant NairAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Made in Heaven organizes a wedding in Ludhinana for an NRI groom who holds a contest to choose a local bride. The bride finds out that the groom is impotent on their wedding night. Afraid of the stigma associated with the dissolution of marriage, she decides to move to America anyway. Jazz’s drug addict brother steals money and jewelry from their mother and disappears. Jazz eventually finds him and brings him home. Karan’s landlord’s wife finds videos of Karan on her husband’s laptop. He tells her he was gathering evidence to file a police report when she confronts him. Karan is arrested at the end of the episode.
6"Something Old, Something New"Prashant NairAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Karan spends a couple of nights in prison where he is sexually assaulted by a police officer. Tara eventually manages to bail him out. He decides to move back to his rented place and sue the landlord. Made In Heaven arranges the wedding of Gitanjali, a banker and Wharton graduate with Nikhil, an NRI doctor. An astrologer claims that Gitanjali is mangalik and must marry a tree first to defuse any ill luck. Gitanjali agrees but Nikhil freaks out when she tells him. He reasons with Gitanjali and she pretends to agree with him. Later she goes through with the tree marriage ceremony behind his back. Shibani leaves the company and joins Harmony Weddings. Adil undergoes some medical tests and learns that he has a low sperm count. Tara convinces him to take the supplements prescribed by the doctor. He visits Faiza but she tells him that she cannot be with him. Tara has been ignoring Faiza’s calls. She eventually goes to her house and trashes the place in anger. Karan’s landlord apologizes to him and reveals that he too is gay and has been hiding it all his life.
7"A Royal Affair"Nitya MehraAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
8"Pride and Bridezilla"Alankrita ShrivastavaAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
9"The Great Escape"Alankrita ShrivastavaAlankrita Shrivastava, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)

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. [11]

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.[12] 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. The show's costumes received major acclaim as well with fashion critic, Shivani Yadav doing a complete episode-by-episode analysis on her blog Critic Corner." [13]

Soundtrack[edit]

Made in Heaven
Soundtrack album by
Sagar Desai, Dub Sharma, Balkrishan Sharma and Sherry Mathews
Released1 March 2019[14]
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. ^ "Zoya Akhtar announces Made in Heaven Season 2: Back to work". India Today. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Farhan Akhtar unveils first look poster of web series Made In Heaven". IndianExpress. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ ""Made in Heaven is about society!"". Kovid Gupta Films. 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  7. ^ Pandya, Sonal (17 January 2019). "First Look: Made in Heaven". Cinestaan. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  8. ^ "'Made in Heaven' trailer: Big fat weddings and secrets in Amazon Prime Original series". Scroll. 14 February 2019.
  9. ^ Made in Heaven (TV Series 2019– ) - IMDb, retrieved 3 April 2019
  10. ^ "Made in Heaven (TV Series 2019- )", IMDb, 8 March 2019
  11. ^ "Made in Heaven -Trailer - Prime Original 2019 - 8th March 2019| Amazon Prime Video". Amazon Video Prime India on YouTube. 15 February 2019.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ Sharma, Sanjukta. "'Made in Heaven' review: Strong performances and sharp writing, but the weddings get in the way". Scroll.in. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  14. ^ "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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