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‘Made in Heaven’ Season 2 is designed to make you ask difficult questions

When you have female producers, directors, and writers (Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Alankrita Shrivastava, Mansi Jain) at the helm—not to diminish the work of the show’s other writers, Neeraj Ghaywan, Anil Lakhwani, and Rahul Nair—you get India’s most socially aware show.

Divorce, bigamy, extramarital affairs, and the bizarre world of casual relationships are all addressed in the second season of Made In Heaven. While there is always the risk of this type of content coming across as preachy or trying too hard, Made in Heaven manages to be an interesting drama while addressing themes such as domestic violence, teen sex, racism, and unwed pregnancies.

The writing is brilliant; long after you’ve finished viewing the series, you realize how perfectly the episodes portray the issues that afflict our society and lives—from class and caste prejudice to toxic riches and work interactions. MIH2 depicts untidy characters in a unique way that sets it apart from the crowd: it’s strange, frightening, and aimed to make you uncomfortable. It sneaks in important questions while you’re preoccupied with admiring the gorgeous lehengas, intricate jewelry, and pouring yourself a drink of pink champagne.

MIH2 is a socially conscious show that looks into gay relationships with the challenges of a transgender girl looking for love in the cruel world of dating apps, all while seeking understanding from pals who don’t know any better. It’s all too true.

There’s even a Bollywood wedding in the works, although a destination one. During the Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani season, here’s a series that features several prem kahanis without the loud hilarity and costumes. It’s honest, authentic, and relatable. It’s a world of celebrity divorces, luxury clothes, extravagant parties, and enormous houses. But there’s also Jassi’s world, which includes a dirty housing, debts to pay, and side hustles. It’s also a world of Tara’s middle-class background, with her footing the tab for her niece’s schooling and her company trying to produce a profit. Then there’s Nadeem, the mechanic who’s in love with a girl who wants to trade up. As the lives of these shattered yet lovely people emerge, you sigh and grin at random.

Every wedding in the series is opulent and enticing, a perfect backdrop for the drama of the brides, grooms, and their families in a culture fascinated with weddings. MIH2 is without a doubt India’s most visually appealing show, as was Season 1. All of the actors are excellent. There are a lot of personalities to keep track of, but each one manages to stick with you.

My only criticism about Made in Heaven 2 is that it took so long to come out (the first season was published in 2020). With the abundance of content available to audiences nowadays, it might be difficult to recall the hardships and tribulations of the characters, especially when there are so many. I wish it had come out soon after the first season to make it more interesting to watch.