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Netflix's Indian Matchmaking season 2 promises the return of Sima Aunty and a lot more drama

Netflix's Indian Matchmaking season 2 promises the return of Sima Aunty and a lot more drama

The show was fodder for many memes about the matchmaker and criticised for its problematic portrayal of desi rishta culture.
Updated 11 May, 2022

Netflix's reality show Indian Matchmaking is back for its second season and promises even more drama featuring Sima Taparia, a matchmaker who instantly shot to fame through the show and its subsequent memes. The show was hated as much as it was loved for exploring the concept of arranged marriage and what goes behind finding 'the one'.

On May 10, a post was shared by Netflix Golden revealing Taparia back in her element.

“It's wedding season and Seema Aunty is back. Season 2 of Indian Matchmaking is coming soon!” read the caption. It highlighted the presence of the now infamous matchmaker introducing the concept of arranged marriages in India. Like season one, she's seen giving importance to the alignment of the stars and says she does what she does to "make others happy".

Ever since the news was shared, netizens have dropped by to remind the streaming service why a second instalment of the show wasn't wanted.

In response to Netflix India's tweet, a few Twitter users compared the trailer to a nightmare and said if it were to have a face it would be the teaser trailer while others wrote, "No one, asked for this. the last remaining of my brain cells died watching this first look."

One user was ready for the inevitable memes.

Another responded and said Indian Matchmaking scarred him.

For this ,user the only way season 2 could work was if the original couples never get together.

Another expressed how he dislikes Sima Aunty's reservations about divorcees.

Some followers even commented under the original post shared on Instagram

A follower pointed out that while the first season was "bad" she's sure she'll end up watching the second. Another laughed at Taparia's cameo in the teaser. "No expectations from Seema aunty. She will mess up India's image again. No wonder it's controversial," wrote a user. Another asked Sima Aunty to match them with their crush.

In the series, Taparia, a marriage consultant from Mumbai, helps a group of eight young people find their perfect match. Her looks of quiet judgment and one-liners made her a meme star and the series a hit. Regardless of her stance, the show highlighted desi rishta culture at its best (or worst, depending how you look at it).

The show aired in 2020 and got everyone talking online for its problematic standards of qualifying single men and women. Last year, the show was renewed and a casting call was made for Indian people living in the UK, US and Canada who want to be a part of the show. While it's confirmed that the show is going to air this year, it still doesn't have a set release date.

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Multani May 11, 2022 05:23pm
Didn’t we stop watching all Indian over 3 1/2 years ago and it is hurting India, PMIK taught India a lesson it cannot forget.
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Khan May 11, 2022 06:19pm
Now why are talking about Indian films? What is wrong with Middle Eastern and Turkish films?
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M. Saeed May 11, 2022 08:15pm
@Multani but, the former PM, IK was himself a top lady-killer of Bollywood, for long.
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Pitbull May 11, 2022 10:35pm
@Multani Really? As though anyone in India gives a damn if Pakistanis are watching our shows!
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Faysal May 11, 2022 10:58pm
Yes India suffered a great deal by Pakistani bans on its movies and shows. Come on people get real!
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Mulla Manzoor May 12, 2022 12:05am
@M. Saeed the lady in fact killed many.
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Constantine May 12, 2022 12:22am
@Khan “ What is wrong with Middle Eastern and Turkish films?”- Duh, you people don’t understand the language that’s what.
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Constantine May 12, 2022 12:23am
@Multani “Didn’t we stop watching all Indian over 3 1/2 years ago and it is hurting India, PMIK taught India a lesson it cannot forget.”- Pakistanis love to play Indian songs in their weddings and dance.
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Firangi May 12, 2022 01:02am
@Khan not your culture that’s what’s wrong, can you ditch roti, chawal and eat snakes and frogs? Same thing..
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A shah May 12, 2022 01:19am
Love this
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AJ May 12, 2022 02:26am
Who cares?
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Secularist May 12, 2022 03:34am
@Khan Beggars can't be choosers.
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Aditya May 12, 2022 05:05am
@Khan you are us and we are you. A stupid line on the ground doesn’t change that
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JustSaying May 12, 2022 06:56am
@Khan " Now why are talking about Indian films? What is wrong with Middle Eastern and Turkish films?.. " Yes they were your Ancestors... ( ??? )
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TPA May 12, 2022 09:22am
Pakistani politics is more entertaining
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