The Tamil Nadu government has approached the Centre seeking a ban on the second season of the Amazon Prime web series ‘The Family Man’ not just in the state but throughout the country.
A letter has been written by the state’s information technology minister T Mano Thangaraj to Union minister Prakash Javadekar claiming that the web series depicts Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner. With the move, the state government seems to have joined the Opposition leaders who are also demanding a ban on the web series.
What Tamil Nadu govt says
In his letter to the Centre, Thangaraj has contended that the web series could affect the maintenance of harmony in the state because it hurts the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu and the sentiments of Eelam Tamils.
The IT minister described the contents of the series in Hindi as “condemnable, inappropriate and malicious”, and that the recently released trailer was aimed at discrediting and distorting the historical struggle of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka.
“Their sacrifices and their democratic battle have been intentionally undermined and a serial, which is loaded with insults and insinuations against the glorious Tamil culture, could never be considered as one having any broadcasting value,” he argued.
What the makers say
The makers of the second season of the web series in a statement said that some assumptions and impressions have been made based on just a couple of shots in the trailer. “Many of our lead cast members and key members of the creative and writing team are Tamilians. We are very cognizant of the sentiments of the Tamil people and Tamil culture,” the statement provides.
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The makers also requested people to wait and watch the show when it releases and expressed hope that people will appreciate the second season of the web series. Season 2 of the web series that features Manoj Bajpayee is all set to release on June 4 on Amazon Prime Video.
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