Finally after 4 years Prime Video is back with the season 2 of Made in Heaven, this time more crunchy, richer like Indian weddings and filled with many star appearances and cameos.
Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, the show — with episodes directed by Akhtar, Kagti, Neeraj Ghaywan, Alankrita Shrivastava and Nitya Mehra revolves around two wedding planners, Karan Mehra (Arjun Mathur) & Tara Khanna (Sobhita Dhulipala). The story takes us through their personal and professional lives.
Season 2 takes off with a six-month leap where Karan & Tara are struggling to manage their business. They shift their office to a rundown house in Chandni Chowk. Kabir (Shashank Arora) and Jaspreet (Shivani Raghuvanshi) are now the part of core team.
As said earlier, this season has many guest appearances which includes, Neelam, Radhika Apte, Mrunal Thakur, Sarah Jane Dias, Shibani Dandekar, Dia Mirza, Sanjay Kapoor Pulkit Samrat & Imaad Shah. On the other hand, fashion sensation Sabyasachi Mukherjee & filmmaker Anurag Kashyap too have cameos where they play themselves.
Each episode has its own story, with different marriages exploring contemporary issues. From the age-old obsession with fair skin to polygamy, second marriage after divorce, LGBTQ+ acceptance and discovering love in old age the show elaborates on all these themes through traditional Indian weddings.
Apart from relevant stories what makes this show powerful is its casting, Mona Singh & Trinetra Haldar are two new additions in the mix and they paid off their jobs really well. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju — a doctor who underwent sex reassignment surgery — plays Meher, a transgender woman who has joined the Made in Heaven team as a production manager.
Mona Singh plays character of Bulbul, she adds an angle of conflict to the central plot. Bulbul has been made the auditor of the company to keep the spending on a tight leash. Beneath her tough exterior lies a vulnerable survivor of domestic violence and Mona Singh’s restrained performance is a winner.