Masaba Masaba

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Masaba Masaba
Written by
  • Sonam Nair
  • Nandini Gupta
  • Anupama Ramachandran
  • Punya Arora
Directed bySonam Nair
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13
Production
ProducerAshvini Yardi
Running time25-35 minutes
Production companyViniyard Films
Original release
Release28 August 2020 (2020-08-28) –
present

Masaba Masaba is an Indian biographical drama streaming television series based on the life of Masaba Gupta. It is written and directed by Sonam Nair and is produced by Ashvini Yardi's Viniyard Films. It stars Masaba Gupta and her mother, Neena Gupta, playing themselves. The series premiered on Netflix on 28 August 2020. The second season premiered on 29 July 2022.[1]

Premise[edit]

The series is a scripted version of the life of Masaba Gupta, featuring her family, her love life and her career as a fashion designer. Masaba and her mother, Neena Gupta, play fictionalized versions of themselves.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Masaba and her friends and family are left in a stir when an apparent rumour indicating her rather rocky marriage is featured in the newspaper. Despite all the speculation around her marriage, she is accompanied by her husband, Vinay to an award function later that evening and she hopes that it would hush everyone. However, once the program concludes, it is revealed that the couple truly has decided to end things for the better and upon constant insistence from Vinay, Masaba makes the news public through Instagram.

As she moves in with her mother, Neena Gupta, she realizes that things weren't going to get any better in the near future. Between accepting her separation from Vinay, her mother's constant interference with her life decisions, and unwanted social scrutiny, Masaba begins to struggle in her professional life. She eventually moves out to live on her own and for once being able to get a space where she can work out her new collection at peace. However, after having delivered a disaster of a collection launch titled "Hot mess" inspired by her own life, Masaba learns some bitter truth about herself from her therapist who says that her survival instinct is high as she always finds a way of escaping her problems.

Set out to make things right, Masaba decides to face her problems and starts by facing her infuriated investors who warn her to fix things before it's too late. Masaba then decides to relaunch her collection because amidst all the drama in the fashion show the previous night, no one really could focus on the dresses. This time around the dresses were modelled by her own employees to emphasize that her collection "Hot Mess" actually stands for celebrating imperfections. She then goes ahead to face her 'Original Problem' and meets Vinay to sell off their house, which marks the proper ending of her relationship. Finally she goes to meet Mr. Rana, her main investor to apologize for all the failed shows. Instead, he informs her that her posts regarding the relaunch of her collection has been taken very positively by the industry and got everyone talking about it. Masaba breaks down into tears that she has done something right after so long and Mr. Rana comforts her by apologizing that he didn't believe in her at first. He then starts to take a romantic liking towards Masaba.

Her next collection launching took a sad turn when everyone in the audience began leaving to see a wannabe-influencer/designer Qayannat's collection. Amidst all the tension, she also has to take a pregnancy test and is caught by her mother before that. Neena is furious that Masaba is going around having sex with so many men. Masaba eventually takes the test and it comes out negative. She points out to her mother that she really needed her support and not her lecture that day, which strains their relationship further. To bring her professional game up once again, she decides to launch "House of Shadi" to make clothes for wedding and soon finds herself tangled in a weird relationship with the groom. While on the other hand, she hints at her interest towards Mr. Rana, who is in fact confused as to what Masaba really wants out of him.

With her successfully launching house of Shadi, securing the grand finale of "Fashion week", and her mazing through her relationships with the two men, she eventually makes a choice and settles for the best.

Cast[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Main[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Main[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16August 28, 2020 (2020-08-28)
27July 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
11"Rumour Has It"Sonam Nair[5]Sonam Nair28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)
22"I Got It From My Mamma"Sonam Nair[5]Sonam Nair28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)
33"Man! I Feel Like A Woman"Sonam Nair[5]Sonam Nair28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)
44"Bringing Sexy Back"Sonam Nair[5]Sonam Nair28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)
55"Work B**ch!"Sonam Nair[5]Sonam Nair28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)
66"Hot Mess"Sonam Nair[5]Sonam Nair28 August 2020 (2020-08-28)

Season 2 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"Baby One More Time"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
82"You Should See Me In A Crown"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
93"Set Fire To The Rain"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
104"Blinding Lights"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
115"A Hard Day's Night"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
126"Blurred Lines"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)
137"I Did It My Way"Sonam NairSonam Nair29 July 2022 (2022-07-29)

Production[edit]

The series was announced by Netflix on 16 July 2019, with Sonam Nair as the director.[6] It is Masaba's debut role. The first trailer was released on 14 August 2020.[7]

Season 2[edit]

In June 2022, Netflix announced that the series was renewed for a second season. It premiered on 29 July 2022.[8][9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Jain, Arushi (14 August 2020). "Masaba Masaba trailer: Neena Gupta and Masaba Gupta promise a whole lot of fun". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Masaba Masaba trailer: Masaba Gupta and mom Neena Gupta play fictionalized versions of themselves in new Netflix show". Hindustan Times. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Masaba Gupta's Masaba Masaba to premiere on Netflix on August 28". Hindustan Times. 13 August 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Abhishek Bhalerao with back to back releases on Netflix, next is Masaba Masaba". ANI. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Masaba Masaba – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Netflix announces five new Indian shows, including 'Masaba Masaba' and 'Bombay Begums'". Scroll.in. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  7. ^ Goyal, Divya (14 August 2020). "Masaba Masaba Trailer: Netflix Show Is As Vibrant As Masaba's Designs (Bonus - Neena Gupta)". NDTV.com. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  8. ^ "'Masaba Masaba' season 2 to arrive on Netflix on July 29". The Economic Times. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Masaba Masaba Season 2 new teaser: Anxious Neena Gupta waits for result of Masaba Gupta's pregnancy test, watch". The Indian Express. 30 June 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Masaba Masaba season 2 review: Nicely tailored Netflix show now resembles a cheap Dharma knockoff". The Indian Express. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.

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