Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's new prime original Made In Heaven is a detailed account of the inside life of different personalities living in India in their own troubled mess, surviving yet somehow pretending to be happy.
Two wedding planners, Tara and Karan are on their journey to establish their company but they aren't some normal wedding planners who only think of getting the job done and seeing their paycheck, they want the wedding of their different clients, to be a memorable day, so they try the best to make them happy and if something is morally wrong, they stand against for it. Every episode has a new wedding, a new set of people and a new set of struggles. But the inside life of Tara and Karan isn't so easy, Karan is having hard time hiding his sexuality, he stealthily manages to somehow hide his sexuality but gets caught towards the end and then fights for his right to love whoever he wants to love and thus wanted to demolish Section 377 in which homosexuality is a crime. Tara is caught up in her married life, her husband Adil Khanna is having an affair wants to have a baby. Her married life is totally imbalanced. And even after all this, they survive and manage their business.
If you see the trailer, your first impression will be that the show is going to show the messed up life of rich wedding planners, that's all but the show covers up so many layers of different complexities of life that it might make you think, you started watching the wrong show. As we all know that Zoya just can't leave a character is plain sight, each and every character has its own troubled life and how they all strive and try to be happy at the end. There is Jim Sarbh that even after being so rich and sorted is confused in his love life. The thing which can bother you the most is the runtime of the show, each episode is over forty-five minutes long. The show also mixes the past and present amazingly. It is the show that belong to the characters like in This Is Us, each and every character has its own emotional journey, similar is the case of Made In Heaven just This Is us is much more emotional, that's all. Homosexuality, abuse, affair, selfishness,drug-addiction etc.. the show has a variety of elements and all of them are executed beautifully. Also the end commentary on the life by Kabir (Shashank Arora) similar to Farhan Akhtar's commentary in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is inspiring and suits the episode perfectly.
Arjun Mathur as Karan Mehra is marvelous, no other actor could have done his role more efficiently. Shobhita Dhulipala as Tara is elegant, stylish and messy at times. She fulfilled the requirements of her role cleverly. Other actors like Jim Sarbh, Kalki too did their roles in a splendid way. Direction is good at every episode but weak at some points. Cinemtography is on point. Every episode is a new journey and all of them are well-scripted. Music wasn't in big quantities but enough and apt for the show.
Acting - 3.5 / 5
Direction - 3 / 5
Script - 3.5 / 5
Cinematography - 3.5 / 5
Music - 3 / 5
Final Verdict - 3.5 / 5.