‘Made In Heaven’ Season 2 Episode 5 Recap & Ending Explained: Will Pallavi And Vikram Break Up?

Episode 4 of Made In Heaven Season 2 ended with superstars Leila and Sarfaraz getting married amidst the ego clash between the two. Karan and Tara are falling out over him using company money without letting anyone know about it. In the coming episodes, we will get to know how Made in Heaven will work out.

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Spoilers Ahead


Karan and Tara split their jobs

The situation at Made in Heaven reaches a point where Karan and Tara are too angry at each other to be looking eye to eye, let alone speaking to each other. Tara has every right to be angry because Karan acted without thinking, and he never apologized for his silly act. This is the first time since the inception of the company that the two of them have had a major argument.

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Tara and Karan will have a lot to lose if the company is forced to shut down, something Tara takes seriously while Karan does not. They split the job so they would not have to deal with each other. Viewers are glad the two did not decide to split the company; the story would have taken a different turn in that case.

The writing at this point becomes chaotic, as a lot is going on not just in their lives but in Kabir and Jazz’s lives as well. Their constant squabbles seem straight from a typical Bollywood film, where the outcome is predictable. Adil tries every trick in the book to make Tara back off from demanding the settlement, including making his mother talk to her, proving that Adil feels shaky that Tara might win and get the settlement she is looking for.

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Bulbul’s son is in trouble

Dhruv and his group of friends are accused of spreading a private video of the girl who filed a complaint with the school, which led to the boys getting suspended. The parents were quick to blame the girl, which is a standard modus operandi for parents of spoiled kids protecting their sons under the garb of boys will be boys, something that Bulbul finds wrong. Dhruv expects his mother to support him just like every other parent, but he does not give her anything in return for the video. Bulbul and Jauhari are appalled by the tendency of the parents to hold the girl responsible.

Any unpleasant or untoward incident happening to a woman or a girl is always followed by a sharp tone of blame embedded in their questions, and that is the end of the discussion. This is the kind of patriarchal society we all live in, where sons are protected at all costs, no matter how big a crime could be, but girls are shamed just for being themselves if they do not adhere to the norms laid out for them by society. Bulbul plans to rectify his son’s mindset, but it’s a herculean task.

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Will Pallavi and Vikram break up? Why was Ved upset with his mother?

Pallavi Menke is a Dalit writer and activist who is proud of her name and background and is vocal about her identity. Pallavi’s words might come across as uncomfortable, which is the point of her work: to make people understand that not everyone has lived a life of privilege and that these people had to struggle to break all the stereotypes. This subject is touched upon by the writer and director to showcase the complex nature of caste politics, which includes talk about breaking generational norms, something that Pallavi and her father did. Pallavi’s in-laws are proud of her achievements, but they show some discontent with the couple’s court marriage. They want to include traditional pheras, which makes Pallavi want to include Buddhist rituals as well.

Pallavi quickly deduces that his family is comfortable only with her qualifications and not her identity, which forces Vikram to make a choice. This is the case with many extended families in India who feel the need to interfere and offer their opinions. Vikram realizes his extended family refuses to look beyond the fact that she is a highly educated, world-renowned person. This breakthrough helped him gather a better perspective on Pallavi’s politics, which gives him another reason to marry her. Caste has always been a topic of debate in this country, and many are still not comfortable with people from Dalit communities uplifting themselves and voicing their experiences of how they broke away from years of discrimination. Reservations give them the power of representation.

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Rohit Ahuja and Vidya Iyer are the quintessential two states kind of couple. The only difference here is that Vidya is a divorcee and has a son, Ved Menon, from her previous marriage. The boy, ever since the divorce, has not spoken much to Vidya or her fiancé. Vidya is the kind of mother who does not force Ved to accept Rohit. She would rather the transition be smooth so that the love Ved and Rohit will eventually share will be organic. Ved is having a hard time understanding why his parents split, which is a natural reaction for any child his age. It is right for the parents to divorce if the marriage is not working, so long as they go ahead with it with no intention of harming their child, but somehow it does have a negative influence on them. A sudden change is bound to mentally affect the offspring.

Karan taps into the kid’s psyche, and Ved speaks to him about wanting to meet his father, which Vidya is not in favor of owing to her history with him. As a parent, she is worried about his well-being and would rather save him the pain if his father decides to never show up. But to cheer him up right before the wedding, Vidya allows Ved to meet his father, which seems like a convenient end to this subplot. If the conflict was introduced, there needed to be more layers expanded upon for us to understand Ved’s point of view, which was not explored by the writers. Though Karan’s intentions were right, it felt like he crossed boundaries by speaking to the child instead of Vidya. At this point in the show, it feels like every wedding Made in Heaven undertakes has some underlying or open conflict. The narrative gets repetitive with a predictable ending. This pattern of storytelling was good in season one, but it gets preachy as this installment heads towards a conclusion.

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Made In Heaven Episode 5 ends with Vidya and Rohit getting married in the traditional Iyer style, which bothers a South Indian like me because Tamil weddings are not just restricted to the Iyer community, which is a big misconception in the Hindi film industry. The makers explored the Buddhist wedding of Pallavi and Vikram in an exquisite manner, something that has been showcased in a Hindi cinema space only a handful of times. There needs to be more discourse on caste in Hindi films because it seems it is time for the audience to be educated about this topic. Many viewers are still unaware of how the system works, and it brings the Dalit community down even though reservation helps them to remain empowered. It is a long road ahead.


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Smriti Kannan
Smriti Kannan
Smriti Kannan is a cinema enthusiast, and a part time film blogger. An ex public relations executive, films has been a major part of her life since the day she watched The Godfather – Part 1. If you ask her, cinema is reality. Cinema is an escape route. Cinema is time traveling. Cinema is entertainment. Smriti enjoys reading about cinema, she loves to know about cinema and finding out trivia of films and television shows, and from time to time indulges in fan theories.

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