Zoya Akhtar is on a roll. Her Gully Boy is a success and the first episodes of her web series for Amazon Prime, Made in Heaven, were recently screened under MAMI. Here’s our detailed review of the Amazon Prime Original, Made in Heaven.
Tara Khanna and Karan Mehra are two partners who have set up a marriage planning company. Tara is married to a rich industrialist and the company is an up and coming one but are targeting high net worth individuals. Tara and Karan have issues of their own, Karan being a closet homosexual with financial issues. Tara is still trying to figure out married life with her husband, Adil Khanna. In all this, they get their first client – an ultra-rich family where the parents are sure whether their son is doing the right thing by marrying below their social status.
What’s Wow: Performances are, as usual, first class. The writers have created multi-dimensional characters who portray believable characters. With Made in Heaven, the writers have followed the Hollywood style of web series making, where a group of characters has a different adventure in every episode, and what keeps the story together is the backstory of the characters.
This allows the writers to work with a bigger canvas and maybe bring back a character from one episode that everyone liked. That’s the same thing that happened with the Saul character from Breaking Bad. He ended up having an entirely new web series titled Better Call Saul.
What’s Blah: Nothing.
Parting Shot: Made in Heaven is a must watch web series for the streaming audience.
Cast & Crew :
Cast: Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, Shashank Arora
Directors: Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar, Prashant Nair, Alankrita Shrivastava.
Writers: Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Vasundhara Koshy, Anil Lakhwani, Alankrita Shrivastava, Eisha Chopra, Niranjan Iyengar