Last night, Amazon Prime Video released its political web series. The name is ‘Tandava’. It was released last night and a hastag #BoycottTandav started trending on Twitter from this morning. People have targeted the show on multiple things.
Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub’s character in the series is that of a student leader. He studies in Vivekananda University i.e. VNU. In one scene of the show, Zeeshan’s character was shown doing a play. Where he became Shivji. With a trident in hand. His character asks Narada Muni-turned-actor why these days our popularity is reducing. Narada Muni answers. Prabhu, tweet something sensational. “Like all the college students have become anti-national. Raising slogans of freedom, freedom. “
To which Zeeshan’s character responds, What the F ***
Students starts hooting on this. Zeeshan’s character then tries to understand the meaning of freedom. Asks what should be freedom from? Gets an answer. From hunger, feudalism, casteism, atrocities.
#BoycottTandav trends on social media
This scene of the show became the triggering point. People started tagging the show’s director Ali Abbas Zafar and Zeeshan Ayub. One wrote,
Ali Abbas Zafar’s show Tandav is full of propaganda. In the first 15 minutes of the show, Ayub, who became Lord Shiva, is shown abusing. Now if bhakts abuse you, then do not cry. Freedom of speech has been insulted.
People connected VNU shown in the show to JNU. One wrote,
Ali Abbas Zafar’s orgy is completely based on his left wing propaganda. The Tukde-tukde gang has been glorified. Zeeshan Ayub’s charachar is shown abusing on the stage who has become Lord Shiva.
All the tweets were not just on Zeeshan. People also took a scene of Dino Morea. Where his character tells a girl,
When a man of a lower caste dates a woman of a higher caste, he is taking revenge. Of centuries of atrocities. Just from that one woman.
People also raised questions on this. One wrote, Is this true or just propaganda? #AntiHinduBollywood
These are the reasons, there is a demand to boycott(BoycottTandav) the series on social media.
Tandav has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. He has made a digital debut with this series. Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar have produced. Apart from Saif, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Zeeshan Ayub and Gauhar Khan are in the lead roles in the series.