Updated: June 8, 2021 4:33:21 pm
Filmmaker Bharathiraja on Monday issued a statement seeking a ban on Amazon Prime Video’s hit thriller series The Family Man. “We are upset with the Indian government for not passing an order to stop the streaming of The Family Man Season 2, despite our request. The scenes in the show reveal that this series has been made by those who do not know the history of Tamil Eelam fighters. I condemn the show that insults the rebellion that was filled with good intentions, valour, and great sacrifices. I request Information and Broadcast Minister Prakash Javadekar to immediately stop the streaming of the show,” said the filmmaker.
He further alleged, “As we all know, this show continues to show people from Tamil, Muslim and Bengali communities in a bad light.”
Bharathiraja’s statement comes a day after Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) chief Seeman made the same request. Bharathiraja and Seeman have said they will boycott Amazon products, should the retail giant fail to remove the second season of the show from its streaming platform.
எங்கள்வேண்டுகோளை புறக்கணித்துதொடர்ந்துOTT தளத்தில்வெளிவந்தால்
அமேசான்நிறுவனத்தின் அனைத்துவிதமான வர்த்தகத்தையும்புறக்கணிக்கும் போராட்டத்தில்உலகெங்கிலும் பரந்துவாழும்தமிழர்கள் பங்கெடுப்பதைதவிர்க்கவோ தடுக்கவோஇயலாதுஎன்பதை
— Bharathiraja (@offBharathiraja) June 7, 2021
“Amazon Prime Video should stop the show voluntarily, if not Tamil people will boycott all business services of Amazon worldwide,” said Bharathiraja.
Stop Streaming #TheFamilyMan2 web series, else we Thamizhs all over the world may have to lead a Massive Campaign to Boycott all @amazon Services, including Prime Video.https://t.co/eMCi1AqP8m@aparna1502 @PrimeVideoIN pic.twitter.com/czbSElgnM7
— சீமான் (@SeemanOfficial) June 6, 2021
Meanwhile, The Family Man 2 has garnered an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audience alike. In her review of the second season, The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “What’s really heartening is that the show manages to retain some spine in its careful treading of the thin line between rah-rah jingoism and a much more pragmatic view of I-love-my-India, without letting it overcome either intent or execution.”
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