Masaba Masaba season 2 Review: Masaba becomes the ‘King’ in a patriarchal world, Neena Gupta proves age is just a number
Film: Masaba Masaba season 2
Director: Sonam Nair
Star cast: Masaba Gupta, Neena Gupta, Rytasha Rathore, Neil Bhoopalam, Kusha Kapila, Ram Kapoor,
Bollywood Bubble ratings: 3/5 stars
Masaba Masaba review:
There are certain things that I absolutely loved about Masaba Masaba and I’m going to really break them down in points. I enjoyed the first season of Masaba Masaba which showcased her broken relationship and her messed-up love life. However, in the second season, we get to see more of Masaba’s world which is glamorous but equally emotional.
First, Masaba gets serious competition from a Gen Z designer who is not even a real designer. However, she rises in her fashion world and the patriarchal world by not becoming the Queen but the King, after all why boys should have all the fun? She conquers the fashion industry by building a kingdom and not an empire. Well, isn’t that how a woman needs to be in a patriarchal world? Always rise and shine with all your might.
Second, it is a well-established designer vs a Gen Z designer. Masaba Masaba series showed us how that hard work and good work are all one needs to rise and not by making selling TikTok videos that are going to perish one day.
Coming to the third point, Neena Gupta is such a natural. In the series, she is trying to prove her worth in her old age. Trying that even though she is over 60, she is still sexy and is here for the long run. Well, it is always been seen in the industry how female actors have less shelf-life; however, Neena tries to explain that age is just a number but her potential and capability are the ones that one should be talked about.
Whenever one talks about Fashion, our minds automatically think about the skinny models that walk the ramps. However, fashion is definitely subjective but it is not for one category but for everyone. In the series, it is shown how fashion is not just for models but also for plus-size figures who should feel amazing and confident about it.
Mental breakdowns and depression have been a matter of concern, I loved the conversation that Gia and Masaba have when they go through an emotional turmoil. We all have ups and downs in life and accepting as well as facing them is what we need to do, right?
Like the previous season, the Mother-daughter relationship has been explored a little bit more in the series. It is like mothers are the comfort zone that we would always want to go back to.
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It takes you through the life of a real-life mom-daughter duo Neena and Masaba Gupta who play the versions of themselves in this playful, fictional series which is glamorous and fashionable yet real.
Masaba Gupta who plays the titular role amps her fashion game as well as her relationship status. Masaba amazed me in the first season with her acting chops and well, she did the same in the second season as well. This time, we get to see her emotional side more than her usual self which was quite enticing.
Neena Gupta is a natural, as I have mentioned before. From her cuteness to her witty punch lines, Neena is fab and it was a delight to watch her in the entire second season.
Neil essays the role of Dhariya, Masaba’s financial adviser and he is a cutie. He brings out the stillness in Masaba’s chaotic world and that’s what we adore. When the world is full of toxic people, we need more sane people like him.
Khusha Kapila who plays the role of Nicole, her PR manager was at her usual self. We can spot Khusha in the character in some instances but if you ignore it, she plays her part quite well.
Supporting roles like Kartik Aaryan, Barkha Singh, Nayandeep Rakshit, Armaan Khera, Ram Kapoor and many more have contributed well with their parts in the show.
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Overall, Masaba Masaba season 2 is a slow-paced series but touches upon some amazing topics that will make you feel connected. Even though Masaba Masaba 2 takes time to build up and come to the point, it is a good watch.