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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsAfter 'Sacred Games', the only web series to have garnered commercial as well as critical acclaim alike, not to mention enormous popularity, is Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's 'Made in Heaven'. Arjun Mathur's character 'Karan Mehra' is perhaps one of the most interesting character leads we have seen till now, and Mathur has done absolute justice to the role. However, he has more to him than the amazing acting chops. Our homie here is super fashionable IRL, and here are 10 pictures which prove that. 1. Asymmetrical seems to be his thing, just like the character that shot him to fame. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:28am PDT 2. That bandhgala though! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 7, 2019 at 2:42am PST 3. 'Playful Sophistication' done right. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 5, 2019 at 4:30am PST 4. 'Make it royal but edgy'. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 5, 2019 at 4:48am PST 5. The style quotient automatically goes up when the outfit is comfortable. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 4, 2019 at 3:49am PST 6. Subtlety always works. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 6, 2019 at 5:58am PST 7. Striped to perfection. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 5, 2019 at 6:25am PST 8. Maroon (high) five! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 6, 2019 at 4:32am PST 9. Blues that no one minds. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Mar 1, 2019 at 4:11am PST 10. Gentlemen can rock distressed denims. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arjun Mathur (@arjun__mathur) on Feb 28, 2019 at 3:21am PST
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsFrom the looks of it, 'Made In Heaven' is about two wedding planners, Tara Khanna (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan Mehra (Arjun Mathur) and the shenanigans that come with planning a big fat Indian wedding. But that's just the surface of it all. MIH is just as much about everything else Bollywood has been brushing under the carpet all these years. The choice between aspiration and self respect, the price you pay for freedom and what it really takes to stand up for yourself – MIH is basically Bollywood growing up. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava, and Prashant Nair, the show is spread across 9 riveting episodes, each following the protagonists as they sign up for a new wedding, each pulling you deeper and deeper into their personal lives, making you feel their darkest truths so convincingly, you're reminded of your own. © Amazon Prime This isn't your typical 'rich people dealing with rich people problems' narrative. The characters are polished (well, most of them) but the storytelling is as raw and unadulterated as it gets – to the point that it makes you uncomfortable with its unabashed reality. Even though there are a myriad of new characters introduced in every episode, the prolific writing makes them all stand out well. They're not just distinct from each other, they're too damn real, be it the starry-eyed Jazz who fancies everything rich or the already rich Adil who's unapologetic about having an extra marital affair. These are people we know, the people we see, the people we are - in all their glory and all their flaws. © Amazon Prime SPOILERS AHEAD: At one of the weddings, the father of the bride is caught molesting a 'mehendiwali'. The bride offers her Rs 2 lakh as a compensation. Just when you think the show would make a strong point against it, “5 lakh” the mehendiwali blurts out nervously. And that's the kind of bold this show is. Bold not visually, but because they raise uncomfortable conversations that happen around us all the time but are never acknowledged. Can money really buy everything? How far would you go to live a life you've always aspired for? How sacred are marriages really anyway? © Amazon Prime The show not just normalizes relevant subjects like mental health, sexual assault and homosexuality but goes one step ahead in their representation. For once, a gay character isn't reduced to an effeminate caricature used as a device to evoke humour. The gay community is represented as is. Even when the show raises an important point about the criminalization of homosexuality, it does so without seeking sympathy or preaching. There's no deliberate attempt to make Karan's homosexuality a plot twist or use it to titillate the audiences. Gay people are treated just like their straight folks on the show – as people. Karan, one of the two protagonists, is a man who's sure of his sexuality and very much in touch with his sexual desires. Karan's sexuality isn't what the show is about, it's just one of the many parts that make him who he is – and that's normalization in its truest sense. It's not that Bollywood hasn't seen films on this subject before. But MIH gets spot on in the nuanced depiction of how homophobia goes deeper than shame – it sometimes makes you do things that you regret for the rest of your life. © Amazon Prime What the show also gets right is the cast. Each and every actor on the show, however much small their screen presence may be, is splendid. Arjun Mathur's Karan is probably one of the finest portrayals of a gay character ever in Bollywood. Arjun has pushed the envelope and how! His vulnerability moves you to tears. Sobhita as Tara shines as the lower middle class girl who's crossed over to the other side and now, can't decide who she identifies as anymore. Even with all her flaws, she makes you root for her like nobody else. Jim Sarbh is a revelation as Adil. He's so effortless and real, you're convinced of his dilemma even without him having to spell it out for you. Shashank Arora and Kalki Koechlin also do complete justice to the characters they play. Shivani Raghuvanshi as Jazz is a treat to watch. Hers is probably of the most well-written characters and her performance adds several more layers to the writing. The cast also boasts of some brilliant actors like Shweta Tripathi, Rasika Duggal, Deepti Naval, Vinay Pathak, Neena Gupta, Vijay Raaz, and Vikrant Massey who leave a mark even in the little screen time that they get. © Amazon Prime 'Made In Heaven' is easily one of the best shows ever made in India. You've got to watch it to know what Bollywood has been missing out on all these years. It's a master class in screenwriting for the Indian film industry. Thank you for this, Zoya Akhtar!