Dharma Productions on Wednesday released the trailer for Meenakshi Sundareswarar but not everyone is happy with it.
However, after the release of the trailer, many Tamils have objected to the way their culture has been once again stereotyped by a Hindi film. Some have mentioned how Tamil people ‘don’t speak like this’ or that they have a temple for actor Rajinikanth in their house.
“Meenakshi Sundareswarar really! This could be the right time #KaranJohar or any director can take #Tamilion for such a script! You must get into the nuances of our traditions. It can’t be fake every time! #Two States Ho, you have We’ve been disappointed! #hindicinema #BollywoodGrow Up,” wrote one person on Twitter. “Bollywood, I have a question for you – why can’t you leave us alone,” asked another person.
“I don’t know when Bollywood will understand that not all Tamils are Brahmins. Not all Tamils are vegetarian. In today’s era even Brahmins do not talk about such clothes. And not all Tamil songs are folk songs. And stop your obsession with our superstar,” read a tweet. “Less than 10 seconds into the video and I already know they didn’t do any research,” wrote one person commenting on the wedding scene from the teaser.
“Insert Tamil songs, Tamil icons and Tamil culture (totally stereotypical) to attract the attention of some people, but the characters speak only in Hindi!! Chennai is just 2 hours away by flight from Bombay, leaving once would make the makers realize how tortured it is,” read another tweet.
While many Twitter users were unhappy, others praised Sanya and Abhimanyu and are looking forward to the film. “Excellent teaser that gives me a real feel for good content,” wrote one. “This is going to be the best movie ever. I can’t wait till November 5th to see it,” wrote another.
Helmed by Vivek Soni, Meenakshi Sundareshwar is all set to release on Netflix on November 5. It is produced under the banner Dharmatic Entertainment of Karan Johar.
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