Followed by the condemnations from various individuals, national award winning director and actor Cheran, uploaded a series of tweets demanding a ban on the newly released Bollywood web series The Family man season 2. Chena believed that the series has portrayed LTTE which fought for the people of Tamil community in a bad light and said that he is going to abandon it. The filmmaker wanted the makers to immediately stop streaming and series and announced that he is not going to be a subscriber of Amazon Prime until they stop streaming it. He also retweeted the press release of director cum politician Seeman against the series.
Earlier, Tamil nadu government sent a letter to ban the series and Filmmaker cum Politician Seeman issued a press release warning the crew of facing dire consequences if they release the series. He believed that the dialogues and the geographical details mentioned in the recently released trailer, were not unintentional. He urged the series to be banned as it only concentrates on portraying the Tamizh people as “terrorists”.
It all started when the trailer of the series released in youtube. Throughout the trailer of the “Family man 2”, we could see Samantha wearing the uniform of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The dialogues also suggested that there is a hostage situation in Chennai. It has been reported that most part of the website is taking place in Chennai. LTTE also known as Tamil tigers is an organisation that attempted to establish an independent state for Tamils named “Eelam” in Sri lanka.
Sharing a post of Amazon Prime about the series, influential Tamil director Cheran said “I am abandoning this web series which is made to degrade an organisation which fought for the people of Tamil community. I want this to be stopped immediately and I am not going to be a subscriber of Amazon Prime until they stop streaming it” in his tweet.
Check out his tweet below :
தமிழ் இனத்தின் விடுதலைக்கு போராடிய இயக்கத்தின் வரலாறை கொச்சைப்படுத்தி தவறாக சித்தரிக்கும் இந்த வெப்தொடரை புறக்கணிக்கிறேன். இந்த தொடரை உடனே நிறுத்தவும். நிறுத்தும்வரை அமேசான் ஃபிரைம் சந்தாதாரராக இருக்கவோ இணையவோ போவதில்லை. @SeemanOfficial @thirumaofficial @PrimeVideoIN https://t.co/dFvoi8qTwb— Cheran (@directorcheran) June 5, 2021
Here’s the reply he made to the press release of Seeman :
உலகத்தமிழர்களின் கவனத்திற்கு.. தமிழர்கள் மீது சூழ்ச்சிவாதிகள் சுமத்த முனையும் இதுபோன்ற செயல்களை முன்னரே களையாவிட்டால் உலக நாடுகள் முன் நம் சந்ததிகள் அவமானம் கொள்ள நேரிடும். #Familyman2_against_tamil #UnsubscribeAmazon_Tamils https://t.co/4iBofsgDxw— Cheran (@directorcheran) June 6, 2021
On Friday, actress Samantha who played one of the leads in the film, uploaded a post in her official Instagram account stating why she chose to ply the role in the series. Day after the release of Family Man 2 web series, actress Samantha who got criticized by a number of social media users for taking up a role that allegedly portrayed a girl who belong to Tamil Eelam as an extremist, came up with an official press statement. Samantha says that she was aware of the sensitivity and balance that was required to do the role Raji. She who was reading the reviews since the release, said that the character “Raji” will always be special to her and said that the role to pay tribute to those who died due to the unequal war.