As soon as the trailer of “The Family Man 2” released in youtube, reactions praising Tamil nadu based actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu flooded the social media platforms. Along with thousands of fans, Samantha’s husband and Telugu Superstar Naga Chaithanya, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut heaped praise on the 34 year old actress. However, a set people started expressing their disappointment over the “Kaththi” actress for taking up a role of an extremist from Tamil roots. Hashtags such as “Family Man 2 Against Tamilians” were trending in the micro blogging social media site since the evening of Tuesday.
Throughout the trailer, we could see Samantha wearing the uniform of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The dialogues also suggests 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.
Watch the trailer below :
“FamilyMan2_against_Tamils tag trending . Hope Samantha has not done the grave mistake of standing against her own people.” said popular Tamil movie reviewer Prashanth in his tweet whereas another Twitter user wrote “Tamil people’s are not extremists, we love peace ☮️Don’t project us as extremists”
Check out some of such reactions below :
Remember @PrimeVideoIN , Tamils are not just about Indian market. We have a huge Tamil diaspora. Tamil Nadu is one of the state with highest Internet penetration too. Need a statement on #Familyman2 showing Tamils as terrorists. #Familyman2_against_tamils— முனைவர் முகம்மது கதாபி ( Dr Mohamed Gaddaffe ) (@drgaddaffe) May 19, 2021
Throughout the world while Tamils are commemorating the Tamil Genocide, @rajndk— Mr.பழுவேட்டரையர் (@mrpaluvets) May 19, 2021
& @Samanthaprabhu2 a someone who should know better about the ethnic conflict, decide to release a trailer that project Tamils as terrorist, & Tamil resistance as terrorism #FamilyMan2_against_Tamils
Dear Indian movie directors and actors, you have successfully made the word 'Muslim' synonymous to terrorists and helped RW. Now, Do you want the same with Tamils? Be ethical. Be Responsible. #FamilyMan2_against_Tamils@PrimeVideoIN @Samanthaprabhu2 @BajpayeeManoj— மணிவண்ணன் (@Maathira20) May 19, 2021
Did you know what?— வேளாண் பெருங்குடி (@Dirdinesh1498) May 19, 2021
We Tamils suffering a lot from 1953 to till date of sinhala racism and facist government.
How can you picturize us as a terrorist.? #FamilyMan2_against_Tamils pic.twitter.com/siujq9PzsY@rajndk @PrimeVideoIN @BajpayeeManoj @Samanthaprabhu2 pic.twitter.com/uH7vgk9b5i
However, there is no official clarification or reaction from the makers of “Family Man 2” yet. Meanwhle, Samantha has been thanking people who lauded her for the role she chose to play in the web series. Comment your views on the trailer and the reactions it is receiving !!