Feature name: Masaba Masaba
Cast: Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, Kusha Kapila, Neil Bhoopalam, Rytasha Rathore, Barkha Singh, Ram Kapoor
Directed by: Sonam Nair
Written by: Sonam Nair, Nandini Gupta, Anupama Ramachandran, Punya Arora
Masaba Masaba is the Netflix series about! A narrative about an apprehensive ‘rich’ millennial lady who fights her way through life’s difficulties. The second season deals with and discusses ‘balance’ in life. Because that is what life is all about! It also sheds light on sensitive problems that women in their early 30s and beyond face, such as “mid-life crisis,” “ageing,” “body-image concerns,” and others. There’s too much ‘life’ occurring in all seven episodes, and nothing makes us think, ‘no, that’s not real.’
On the other side of the mirror, Neena Gupta battles ‘ageism.’
Masaba Gupta and her mother Neena Gupta play their fictionalised selves in the Ashvini Yardi-directed drama, and the two skillfully churn out their own endeavours and opinions right on the edge.
Neena Gupta reflects on her early days and believes they were more esoteric. Masaba, on the other hand, retains her motherly instincts and warmth throughout the process, and as a result, we truly appreciated every incident involving the mother-daughter combo.
Masaba Gupta flourishes with the goal of becoming the ‘king of fashion,’ but her goals are stifled by her life’s untimely’millennial’ chaos. We also find her in a typical love triangle, one with a gentleman’s soul and the other with a bad boy ‘dreamboat.’
When it comes to technology and the establishment, we finally get a glimpse into the fashion world. We also get a glance into Masaba’s world of her fashion showdown, as well as a peep into her personal concerns and more. The set-ups appear extremely authentic, and Masaba’s interactions with celebrities make the entire showreel convincing.
Season 1 featured Masaba Gupta in this magnificent red satin wrap-around gown wandering in absolute incoherence and ardour on the deserted damp streets, nearly leading us to believe the difficulties that we the’millennials in their 30s’ live in, but S2 fails to build on the same. Somewhere, it appears to be ‘pushed,’ ‘not intended to,’ and incredibly ‘dull-witted.’ But it’s the mother-daughter team who wins the binge-watch.