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Know why #BanTandavNow trending on Twitter

16/01/2021 at 12:05 PM

Mumbai, Jan 16: A day after its release on Amazon Prime, web-series Tandav is on Saturday trending on Twitter. However, the trend on Twitter demands the ban of the web series.

As per reports, netizens are using #BanTandavNow and demanding ban on Saif Alli Khan-starrer web-series immediately for allegedly hurting ‘Hindu sentiments’.

So far 59.5K tweets have been shared on the micro-blogging site. Many political leader including BJP’s Kapil Mishra has also used the same hash tag demanding the abn of the movie.   

“ A webseries insulting lord Shiv, hurting Hindu sentiments, trying to create a caste divide among Hindus, trying to disturb communal harmony, should be banned immediately!,” said former Bihar MLA and BJP vice-president Mithilesh Kumar Tiwari.

Similarly, former Delhi minister and BJP leader Kapil Mishra demanded ban on the web-series and wrote, “Tandav is anti Dalit and full of communal hatred against Hindus.”

Tandav opens with a raging kisaan andolan in Greater Noida over a government decision to turn farm land into a SEZ for urbanisation. Soon, the drama throws in students chanting Azadi slogans in a campus called VNU. A news channel is shown catering to the vested interest of the political power set. Right wing and Left wing politics, dynastic rule dominance and students’ crusade — it’s all happening in the series.

Ali Abbas Zafar has picked pieces off news TV headlines abundantly, to fill the nine-episode runtime of his debut show as OTT content creator.

Zafar forgot to pick a focus while crafting his storyline. Despite the volatile reality the show borrows from, Tandav starts to test your patience even before you are halfway through. An element of predictability creeps in.

Zafar’s star-studded show has been billed as a political thriller by many. Strictly speaking, the idea here is more about using a political milieu and people who are into politics as backdrop for quickfix drama, than explore political thriller as a genre.

Gaurav Solanki’s script centres on Saif Ali Khan as Samar Pratap Singh, son of Prime Minister Devki Nandan (Tigmanshu Dhulia). As the story opens, Devki Nandan looks all set to win another Lok Sabha election but a twist in the tale paves way for Samar to stake claim as his party’s PM candidate. Only, there are others within the ranks who harbour the ambition, too, and this includes the party’s senior leaders Anuradha Kishore (Dimple Kapadia) and Gopal Das Munshi (Kumud Mishra).

(With IANS Input)

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