"Marriages are made in Heaven"
Marriages are scared bond between a man and a woman. According to Indians, this bond is not just between two people but between two families. Indian Matchmaking series is one such program which help individuals finding their life partners. Whether they will be successful in doing so, only time will tell.
Episodes - 8
Seasons - 1
Network - Netflix
Cast - Sima Taparia
Genre - Reality Show
Rating - ✬
Reality shows are supposed to be unscripted but you can get the feel of staged some times and this is no different. Like any other reality show you can find lot of masala in Indian Matchmaking. Few things are difficult to digest but they are hard reality which still exist in our Hippocratic society. Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides her clients in India and America on arranged match making process armed with bag full of Bio-data's . Most of the clients failed to find partners for themselves and approached her for their last hope. So there are young men and young women who are looking for their life partners through the traditional Indian Style of matchmaking that is " Arranged Marriage".There are just 8 episodes and nothing concrete has come out.
Indian Matchmaking entails mostly upper class and upper caste stereotypes from Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur and America but there are some diverse characters too. Every characters has their own idea of marriage. The criteria given by each character is so childish that you will get a feel that- this is the reason why they all are still not settled. Sima reminds you of that annoying relative, who is in a mission to get everyone married and the only advice she has it for everyone is " Compromise" if you really wants to get settled. She also meets a face reader who validates her matchmaking skills.
It is difficult to accept that a Oscar nominated filmmaker Smriti Mundara has created a show where narrative is so scattered that some times it becomes difficult to relate. Many stories go missing abruptly and you won't see any conclusion, that is very disappointing. Though we can relate to many emotions and situations but the demands of these characters makes you feel disgusted sometimes.
Some of the characters like Pradhuman who is obsessed with looks and Arpita who is self obsessed and highly ambitious makes you wonder why do they really want to get married. Most of the characters are not sure what they are really looking in their life partners. She also introduce few of them to Life Skills coach who guides them to be more self aware.
If you really wants to enjoy this show than keep your mind aside and just have fun. Its fun watching their dates and their silly conversations including strange advice given by Sima. Not everyone can relate to this as it completely alienates a large part of young India.
It also makes me wonder how Sima Taparia managed to fly every second day to America, so here we are just focusing on elite upper class and NRI's serviced by another upper class service provider who unabashedly celebrates the most regressive ideas.
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I have heard a lot about this series and after your review, I am tempted to binge-watch this one. Thank you so much for your honest review. #MBUMomsWhoBlogReplyDelete
I am glad you liked it!Delete
I had seen this recent upload on Netflix and thinking to give it a try for since last few days. After reading your review, seems like it is a routine reality show with not so meaningful content. I liked your review as you had shared your unbiased thoughts.ReplyDelete
I believe in honest reviews and this is completely my take on this series.Delete
I haven't seen this web series and seems so interesting. I will Watch in this weekend and happy to see honest review.ReplyDelete
ya go for it!Delete
I atarted it a couple of times then did not continue but now after reading you I have to watch it at the earliestReplyDelete
I am forever bingeing on prime .Maybe I need to try Netflix for sometime.I like mystery series though.Not family dramas .Any picks?ReplyDelete
watch Money Heist and stranger things..you will like itDelete
I've not watched this show but heard a lot of mixed reviews about it. Thanks for the honest review. It can be a fun watched keeping mind asideReplyDelete
yes...do not think much..doesn't deserve thatDelete
After reading the review, I feel that you are not fully satisfied with the show and the film maker. I want to avoid this one. Thanks for the honest review.ReplyDelete
i somehow dont like family dramas.. this one is so popular all across the globe.. my cousins abroad loved it. i for one cant watch itReplyDelete
I did see few of its early episodes and honestly didn't like it. It is a reality series which is weirdly shot and the annoying fact of this series has it reinforces prejudices and biases about all Indians.ReplyDelete
I am not a big fan of reality shows in general, mostly due to the obvious staged scripts and situations. This post clearly shows my assumptions was not wrongReplyDelete
Finally someone highlights the points that I kept me away from this series. I liked your honest review. Haven't we seen so much of this judgmental nonsense in real life already? I'm not really inclined towards watching this.ReplyDelete
The story seems good but not up to the mark . I might watch this but not very sure.ReplyDelete
Your read my mind! I have been listening to all the rave and rage around this, but didn't really get to read any reviews (since I ONLY believe in REAL ones!) Thanks so much. I have pretty much made up my mind as to whether to watch it or to REALLY watch it!ReplyDelete
I have watched a few episodes of this show but I didn't find it that interesting. Actually I could not relate to any of the stories or characters, definitely not made for audience like me.ReplyDelete
Well I have seen in my extended family as well that marriages are done in this way but the way Seema travels from here to there that was so quick hats off to herReplyDelete
I love how you said that one really wants to enjoy this then they have too keep their mind aside, hehehehe. I haven't watched it yet but have been reading quite a mixed reviews about this series.ReplyDelete