Mumbai: Much to nobody’s surprise, Amazon Original Series Made In Heaven has become a sort of instant favourite with audiences across the globe since the time it has been nominated for 2020 International Emmy Awards. Known for its clutter-breaking concept and stellar performances, lead actor Arjun Mathur has been nominated giving a tough competition at International Emmys this year. Arjun has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Performing Actor’ for his role of Karan Mehra in the show.
The brainchild of Zoya Akhtar and Reema Katgi, the nine-episode series chronicles the lives of Tara (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan (Arjun Mathur) who run a wedding planning agency called Made In Heaven.
Here are the five reasons why Made in Heaven is a strong contender at the Emmys International this year!
Most relatable show capturing details of Indian society
While the show itself is based on the recession-proof wedding industry, it is brilliant in the sense that it manages to capture almost every aspect of Indian society – from the snobbish ‘Dilli ki billi’ to the girl from the ‘gutter’ who is trying to make it big in the world.
The insights from a homosexual character’s lenses
Creators Zoya Akhtar and Reema Katgi has explored the homosexual angle in a very sensitive manner. Arjun Mathur’s sexual orientation in the show is so normalised that one is not at all surprised to see him playing tonsil hockey with Vikrant Massey. The fact that the creators have managed to show his privilege and the lack thereof parallelly is a testimony to their talent and skill. Mathur, of course, is brilliant and plays the character with equal amounts of grace and anger that he deserves to win the International Emmy Awards.
Shobhita and Arjun’s sense of Fashion
Arjun stands out in the show with his spectacular fashion sense and dashing corporate outfits. Dhulipala’s sense of style in the show is also fabulous – what Scandal did with Olivia Pope, Made In Heaven does with Tara Khanna.
The Wedding Bells
Presenting a tale of a new wedding with every episode, Made in Heaven showcases the various facades that play a vital role in a marriage. From family differences, relationship problems, management issues to the obstacles in the way, the show takes the audience on an enticing journey of emotions.
Made In Heaven is Dil Dhadakne Do meets Band Baaja Baarat. It’s upper-class Delhi meets middle-class Delhi, it’s all about the scandal, the skeletons in the closet and the unexpected boudoir behaviour that makes the show a binge-worthy watch.
Stream Made in Heaven now on Amazon Prime Video as you wait for the winner announcement of International Emmy Awards next week.