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Jun 06, 2021, 03:05 pm
When voices erupted in opposition to an ill-portrait of Eelam Tamils within the Amazon Prime Video sequence The Family Man 2 upon its trailer launch, makers Raj and DK requested viewers to first watch the present after which criticize it.
The present dropped on the platform just lately and netizens are nonetheless sad, a lot in order that they’ve created a petition and need to boycott Amazon.
That is what they’re complaining about
After watching the Manoj Bajpayee-Samantha Akkineni-starrer thriller sequence, a sure part of Twitter customers felt that it had a “defective story and in poor health portrayal of the troopers.”
Stereotyping additionally got here below the radar as one tweet learn: “By means of out the world, Stereotyping is condemned, however right here it’s praised. Is Chennai all about Sambar, Filter Espresso and Lungi?”
#FamilyMan2_against_Tamils was as soon as once more trending closely.
NTK chief Seeman stated he shall be taking authorized motion
Different tweets highlighted how The Household Man 2 was improper in depicting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Twitterati claimed LTTE members didn’t drink or encourage gender inequality as proven within the sequence. Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) chief Seeman additionally threatened authorized motion.
How related was Raj & DK’s model to the fact?
What are the similarities between fiction and actuality?
Notably, makers by no means name-drop LTTE within the sequence. However the Tamil Rebels chief Bhaskaran (Mime Gopi) who plots the Indian Prime Minister’s assassination appears influenced by LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Furthermore, Akkineni’s character Raji can be handpicked to hold out the assassination—very similar to LTTE’s Thenmozhi Rajaratnam, the suicide bomber within the 1991 assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
The present has handled the rebels’ combat with respect
However that is the place the comparisons finish.
The Household Man 2 depicts the plight of the rebels and reveals how the folks of Tamil Nadu are respectful to their trigger.
In our review, we wrote how “watching the present in its entirety makes it clear that it solely talked about atrocities on Sri Lankan-Tamils by the Sri Lankan military.”
So why all of the fuss?
Petition in opposition to the present has raked in almost 11K supporters
Notably, individuals are nonetheless signing a petition on Change.org, calling for a ban on the sequence.
“The trauma tales of Tamils ought to NOT be used as an adjunct for leisure functions, and that too by non-Tamils with no respect or information of the Tamil genocide,” the petition famous.
It has raked in almost 10,500 indicators until now, very near reaching its 15,000-sign purpose.