It’s back for the second season. Yes, the show that made headlines for being one of its kind in India, Masaba Masaba, is back for another round. It was only recently that I binge-watched the first season to be able to review the second part.
Honestly, I found it exciting and vibe-infusing. Also, the show’s out-of-the-box concept had me impressed. Therefore, expectations from Masaba Masaba season 2 were relatively high on a personal level.
Just like you all, I was also curious how the makers will continue depicting two real-life personalities playing themselves on the screen in an entertaining manner.
But the moment is here, and the second season has begun streaming on Netflix from the 29th of July. Let me take you through my review of Masaba Masaba part 2.
Masaba Masaba Season 2 Review Summary
Back for another round, Masaba Masaba season 2 sparkles and brings new facets to life. It is entertaining, charming, and brazen, to some extent.
Keep reading my review to know what works and what doesn’t for this Netflix series.
Masaba Masaba Season 2 Synopsis
Masaba Masaba Season 2 takes a six-month leap from where the first part ended and indulges you further into the journey of Masaba and Neena Gupta. While the daughter is trying to balance her personal and professional life, the mother is trying to hold onto her forte in the film industry.
For the unversed, Masaba Masaba is a fictional take on the lives of the real-life mother-daughter duo, Neena Gupta and Masaba Gupta. Both of them portray their off-screen personalities in a fictitious manner.
Created by Ashvini Yardi and directed by Sonam Nair, Masaba Masaba season 2 stars Masaba Gupta (Masaba), Neena Gupta (Neena), Neil Bhoopalam (Dhairya), Rytasha Rathore (Gia), Ram Kapoor (Shekhar), Armaan Khera (Fateh), Kusha Kapila (Nicole), and Nayan Shukla (Gehna) in lead roles. Moreover, it features Amaraiya Awantaye (Mini Masaba), Barkha Singh (Aisha), and Kareema Barry (Qayanaat), among others, in supporting positions.
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What Works for Masaba Masaba Season 2?
Concept and Execution
I could only imagine the possibility of having a real-world personality playing herself on the screen. But the creators of Masaba Masaba season 2 have skillfully managed to bring two underrated yet deserving individuals together.
Moreover, what’s worthy of compliments is the effortless execution. Blending reality with fiction is not a cakewalk. You have to ace the story, denounce being a perfectionist, develop interlinking elements, and ensure the characters don’t resemble any other celebrity.
That’s a lot of work, and, in fact, much more goes through the process. The collaborative efforts of Sonam Nair and Ashvini Yardi must be appreciated.
With jokes and humor put in the right place, Masaba Masaba season 2 never fails to entertain you. It has enough moments of laughter to tickle your funny bones. Whether one-liners or situational comedy, both work well for the series.
Furthermore, terms like PQ and others infuse a sense of constant laughter. It helps during dull moments when you get time to remember the phrase and associate with it personally. Thanks to the makers for adding a new word to my vocabulary (not a pun).
The worth of novel ideas depends on their pace when put to screen-test. An entertaining show cannot afford to be snail-paced. And Masaba Masaba season 2 has a decent speed to go with. Thanks to the happening plot and screenplay, it never feels dreary or lazy.
Masaba Gupta is a rockstar that we all saw in the first season. However, I got a wholesome taste of her acting in the recently released Modern Love Mumbai, where she played Saba. In season 2 of Masaba Masaba, she resolutely brings versatility to the screen.
Despite the character not being fictional and the surroundings known to her, Masaba had a challenging task at hand. When you are running an entire series on the back of your personality, there are enormous expectations, which can translate into immense pressure.
However, Masaba’s attitude speaks volumes of her talent. The actor aces emotions, fun, and intense sequences with ease.
Neena Gupta is like a magician in full glory on-screen. The multifaceted actress owns her characters in every film or show. Since Masaba Masaba is about her personal self, Neena is further engrossed in its colors.
Her smile is infectious, her humor feels natural, and her anger carries a touch of grace. Neena Gupta is the epitome of acting, and I wish she would continue performing for a long time.
Ram Kapoor as Shekhar is the show stealer of Masaba Masaba season 2. When all the limelight is on the Guptas, Kapoor comes and spills a humorous spell to catch the audience by surprise. He brings a lot of freshness to the show with his off-guard acting. Combine it with his chemistry with Neena Gupta, and you are in for awesomeness.
Neil Bhopalam, as Dhairya, composes himself to perfection. His restrained outing adds balance to the hustle and bustle of the story. In other words, he is the lever that stops Masaba Masaba season 2 from going too fast. Neil carries himself in the most subtle manner and gives time to the audience to fall in love with his character.
Rytasha Rathore as Gia again stimulates you with her eccentric portrayal. From being carefree and hearty to depicting emotional intricacies, she adeptly delivers on all fronts. Armaan Khera plays Fateh in Masaba Masaba season 2. He offers a lot of shades, and it’s up to you to like or dislike them. However, his acting skills are second to none.
Last but not least, I want to mention Amaraiya Awantaye, the kid who plays the younger Masaba. She has a more prominent screen presence in the second season than in the first. Amaraiya is sweet, charming, and affable in whatever she does.
What Doesn’t Work for Masaba Masaba Season 2?
Some Missed Opportunities
Masaba Masaba season 2 misses little tidbits here and there. I specifically felt the wedding sequence could have been better. A mellifluous song might have helped enhance the whole thing. Furthermore, instead of going by the textbook approach of keeping characters in the loop, the makers might have been a little more authentic.
Masaba Masaba season 2 is an entertaining prospect. If you have watched the first season, this one is a must-watch, and if you haven’t, then you are definitely missing out on something.
Frequently Asked Queries (FAQs)
What is PQ in Masaba Masaba?
PQ is a slang used in Masaba Masaba season two. It stands for Pussy Quiver, associated with the arousal of sexual feelings for another man (or anyone). For example, if you are a woman and you meet someone from the opposite sex and feel a magnetic charm of sensual pleasure, it can be termed as you are having a PQ.