The growth of OTT viewership in the lockdown period has seen an unprecedented craze. Whenever there is any film or series release on any particular OTT, it is followed by a long blether on social platforms, which comprises of praises, breakdown, criticism, and a meme fest. And this article is all about the controversies that mired up over the Indian OTT series in recent times and received boycott calls from the audience.
Let's start with the most recent and hot trending Tandav row. Released on Amazon Prime, this political drama starring Saif Ali Khan is facing a lot of ire for defaming the religious sentiments of the Hindus.
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This much-hyped spy thriller starring Manoj Bajpayee faced objections from RSS over certain dialogues specifically about the Union government’s action of abrogating Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir. It also faced criticism for glorifying terrorism.
A day after the release of the second season of Mirzapur, Member of Parliament from Mirzapur constituency Anupriya Patel demanded action against the makers for portraying Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur city in a bad light.
The show also faced criticism as one of the cast Ali Fazal supported the violent anti-CAA protests and posted a tweet saying that he is enjoying them.
This Amazon Original series starring Jaideep Ahlawat landed in multiple controversies. Firstly, BJP MLA Nandkishor Gurjar filed an FIR against the makers for using his image without permission. Secondly, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa objected to the scene where a Sikh man is shown to be raping a woman, while another Sikh man watches in despair and demanded a ban on the series. Thirdly, the Gorkha community objected to the casteist slur.
During its season two-run, Sacred Games attracted several controversies for insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It also got slammed for hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhs.
This Netflix series based on a novel by Prayaag Akbar got lashed for spreading Hinduphobia.
This MX Player Original series landed in controversy for hurting the Hindu sentiments as it showed the much honoured and respected godman in a bad light.
This Netflix horror series landed in a controversy over extolling terrorism as a supernatural power.
This Zee5 Original release got suspend following the hue and cry raised over social media for its anti-Hindu content and for showing the godman's as corrupt persons.