Amazon’s free streaming service miniTV and Dice Media are launching a new romantic comedy called Half Love, Half Arranged, that offers a fresh perspective on love and arranged dating. Starring Maanvi Gagroo and Karan Wahi in lead roles, the trailer has just released and gives audiences a glimpse into the crazy circus of emotions that go into finding the perfect match.

‘Half Love, Half Arranged’ blends traditional marriage with modern matchmaking. From memorable experiences on set to finding love, here’s everything Karan Wahi and Maanvi Gagroo told us about the show.

What’s the plot?

The show takes us through the journey of a millennial gynaecologist Riya Tanwar (Gagroo) who has a roadmap for her entire life. She is set to get proposed to by her long-term boyfriend, but life suddenly takes an unexpected turn. Riya soon finds herself in the middle of arranged marriage matches and amusing dates, with a supportive yet quirky family in tow. As Riya tackles bizarre questions and hilarious meet-ups, in walks Prince Charming, who sweeps her off her feet and has her wondering if her simple road-map is what she wants to follow. Half Love, Half Arranged is premiering exclusively on Amazon miniTV from 12 October for free.

What the cast has to say

Karan Wahi says that rom-coms are everyone’s favourite genre. “With Half Love, Half Arranged we are bringing in a unique perspective with a twist of traditional marriage and modern matchmaking. This light-hearted series is sure to give viewers jitters, with women relating to Riya’s character and the situations she gets stuck in. We have tried to address the untouched topic of arranged matchmaking in an Indian family with a flavour of comedy and love.”

Maanvi Gagroo says that the concept of Half Love, Half Arranged, is ideal—you love someone and your families are on board! “Just like many women, in Riya’s life too, everyone—her family, relatives, astrologers, neighbours are trying to get her to ‘settle down’. The story revolves around bizarre and quirky scenarios, meet-ups with prospective grooms, crazy questions, expectations from their families, and the saga of finding the right match. Viewers will get a dose of romance through a glimpse of Riya’s love life, filled with sweet, heartwarming moments.”

Whether you’re a fan of comedy, romance, drama or something in between, miniTV is a free OTT platform with something for everyone.

How you can watch the show

It’s quite simple, really. Go to your Amazon shopping app and click on the miniTV icon. Amazon miniTV is a free video streaming service available within the Amazon shopping app and on Fire TV. You can also download the miniTV app on the Play Store to watch the show.

Amazon miniTV has always worked to provide audiences with relatable, exclusive, and interesting content in a variety of categories.
Amogh Dusad
Head of Content, Amazon miniTV

"Half Love, Half Arranged is a rom-com series which brings an upbeat story of a millennial woman who is a strong-willed doctor. Her search for a partner in the middle of an Indian dating and marriage set-up along with its hilarious twists and turns, is sure to make the audiences laugh!" Dusad added.

What else is on miniTV?

Amazon miniTV is home to a cherry-picked collection of fresh, incredible, and engaging stories and titles across multiple genres ranging from web series, award-winning short films, comedy shows, to expert videos on tech. These include popular titles like Half CA, Who’s your Gynac, Badtameez Dil, Hunter, Physics Wallah, Rafta Rafta, Case Toh Banta Hai, Highway Love, and Gutar Gu, among others.

Read more about the free streaming service here.