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5 Real Life Lessons That Made In Heaven Makes Us Contemplate on

Amazon Prime has been grabbing all the attention now when it comes to the New Gen Indian audience. While at one point, Indian viewers had no other alternatives rather than to rely on Netflix for some great original content, Amazon Prime has gradually grabbed all the limelight. With some successful series of lined up contents like Breathless, Mirzapur, Four More Shots etc. the Indian section of audience, not relying on the Saas Bahu daily soaps has finally achieved something truly satisfying their modern appetites for entertainment. And recently out of this Entertainment Pandora’s Box, released one of the most anticipated series by Zoya Akhtar “Made in Heaven”.

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The “Gully Boy” fame director has been winning all the applause for her incredible direction in various films and “Made in Heaven” definitely adds a feather to her success crown. While most of the audience has accepted this recently released web series with a broad outlook considering how it mirrors the real turbulences in marriages, many of them have also criticised it for its explicit & wild depiction of sex, use of raunchy dialogues and definitely unusually abusive vocabulary. However for me, ‘Made in Heaven’ stands out to be another realistic sketches by Zoya Akhtar of the so-called polished and successful marriages that seem to be made in heaven but are actually grounded on harsh human reality.
The story has a setting of South Delhi where Tara and Karan are running a successful wedding planning organization, “Made In Heaven”. Karan belongs to an ordinary middle-class family while Tara Khanna is married to one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, Mr. Adil Khanna. However, both of them are trying to invest on their own dreams and curate a successful business with their venture of Made in Heaven. This 9 episode web series deals with several subplots with the main plot of Tara, Karan, Adil and Faiza{ Tara’s best friend and Adil’s secret extra-marital alliance} running parallel with full force.
The best part of this entire web series is how beautifully Zoya Akhtar pronounces the nuances of the apparently perfect marriages that are established in the urban strata of the South Delhi society. Every episode deals with a particular negative tone that are usually present in all the metropolitan based weddings, but take a backseat amidst the glitz, glamour and wealth spent on the ceremony.
Elaborating much on the plot might deviate you from the main subject. For me, “Made in Heaven” is more than an ordinary web series as helps you to contemplate on several issues in real life. I would love to take this as a story that leaves you behind with a number of lessons to consider.

Karma Never Lets Anyone Escape

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The foremost and perhaps the most important lesson that Zoya wants to portray is how Karma takes its course. Whoever you are, whatever you might have achieved in life, Karma won’t let you go from its vicious circle. So when Tara’s husband cheats upon her, we cannot let go off the fact that how Tara had earlier seduced Adil into a marriage by breaking his prospective engagement. Similarly Karan gets back his results of embarrassing his gay partner Nawab years later when he himself gets arrested for his homosexual relationships and atrociously abashed by the public, media and surely the police. The bottom line remains nobody gets exempted from Karma’s rules.

Your Soulmate Might Not Necessarily Be Your Romancing Partner

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While we always tend to identify our husband or wife as our real soulmate, sometimes true friendship might lie outside romance, as portrayed by the beautiful equation shared by Tara and Karan. While they are business partners, professionally involved in “Made in Heaven”, simultaneously they stand out to be each other’s’ soulmates without pronouncing the strong bonding shared between them explicitly. Karan rushes to Tara’s help when her husband Adil meets with an accident and his extra-marital involvement gets revealed and Tara hurries to Karan’s assistance when he gets arrested. In fact, these two have remained together through every thick and thin. Their chemistry is not limited to the fine barriers of a love relationship or just a professional alliance. They count on each other blindly for every sort of support, financially, psychologically or even physically. The mere presence of each other for each other validates their solid chemistry.

Never Forget Your Roots

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Zoya Akhtar maintains the fine art of subtlety while addressing some of the major realities of life. Taara might be married to one of the best blue-blooded families in Delhi and initially she gets lost in the polished tones of the urban society where she wins all the fame and success with her husband’s wealth but unfortunately there isn’t any happiness. However as the series moves on, Taara’s lost happiness is discovered in the teenage lanes of Purani Dilli where she used to enjoy her delicious, unhygienic golgappas, get herself groomed in the grooming classes and finally her sister’s home where there might be little wealth but there is never-ending happiness in the petty things of life.

Never Be Guilty of Your Identity

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This might seem to be quite an unrealistic lesson but the truth lies in the fact that that if you do not respect your choices, nobody will. Karan could have easily surrendered to the injustice and unethical invasion of privacy by his landlord. However he returned to the same house abiding by the terms of the legal agreement and confronted the situation with complete honesty. He had realised the intensity of the mistake he had committed in his childhood. He accepted that he was a gay not only in front of his family and the entire media but also started spreading the word about gay rights among his fellow listeners. Had he obliged to the wrong that the society has done to him, the same conditions would have followed that happened with his landlord.

Nothing is Above and Beyond Wealth

One of the best ways of Zoya Akhtar’s attack against this shallow society is the fine art of irony she executes throughout. While Taara’s husband claims to love her blindly{which definitely isn’t true considering the kind of extra-marital relationship he shares}, he remains extremely professional and materialistic when it comes to the monetary profits and loss ratios of “Made in Heaven” where he had invested. You might call it core professionalism, but at the same time, it’s quite hard to accept a man who wildly makes love to his wife at night, puzzling her the next morning with his series of questionnaires regarding “Made in Heaven’s performance charts.
Apart from these lessons, every episode is an endeavor of Zoya to chart out the vicissitudes of Indian marriage where there is glitz and glamour along with unending chains of hypocrisy and greed. There resides a fine juxtaposition of contradictory traits throughout every episode. Where there is love, there is greed, where there is trust, there’s betrayal and the chain goes on. While Made in Heaven remains to be one of our best web series, we are eagerly waiting for the genius Akhtar to bring on the sequel to the masterpiece soon.

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