'Indian Matchmaking': Preeti heaves a sigh of relief as son Akshay gets engaged at last to Radhika
She was hoping for her sons to get married by the time they turn 25, and then her older son and his wife can start trying to have a baby
Preeti had some elaborate plans for her sons' future. Hailing from an upper-middle-class family in Mumbai, India, all that Preeti wanted from life was to see both her sons settled and leading a happy life. While her older son followed the path she had in mind for him, her younger son Akshay just seems to trigger her high BP issues rather than adhering to her wishes.
After finishing his studies abroad, when Akshay returned home, he had plans of enjoying some family time and focusing on his career. Instead, he ended up getting pulled into his mother's vision for his future. Preeti runs her household with an iron hand and has a very concrete vision for her children. She was hoping for her sons to get married by the time they turn 25, and within a year of Akshay's marriage, her older son and his wife can start trying to have a baby.
But when Akshay began resisting his mother's demands, she started getting anxious which led to a spike in her blood pressure levels. His parents finally turn to matchmaker Sima Taparia for help. When Sima asks Akshay what he's looking for in a girl, he just keeps quiet. When she continues pressing him about it, he simply tells her that he'll marry whoever his parents pick for him.
In a very disturbing green room interview, Akshay reveals that he wants a girl like his mother. When he begins getting the profiles of the girls from Sima, he just rejects them all. Frustrated with her son's inability to decide, Preeti intervenes and shortlists three girls for him. After some emotional blackmailing and shedding of tears, Akshay finally gives in and decides to meet one of the shortlisted girls. The family travels to meet the girl, Radhika, and her family.
Akshay was instantly smitten by Radhika, while his parents were very happy with the girl and her family. We later see Akshay trying to get to know her better by engaging in long phone conversations with her. Finally, both the families decide on a date and get the lovely couple engaged. Preeti then heaves a sigh of relief on realizing that her son's marriage isn't too far away.
'Indian Matchmaking' is available for streaming on Netflix.