“Meenakshi Sundareshwar” Getting Trolled For Stereotyping Tamils & The Fluent Hindi Of Lead Characters !!

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Days ago, after the teaser of Bollywood Netflix film “Meenakshi Sundareshwar” got dropped in Internet, people who belong to Tamil nadu slammed the makers for stereotyping Tamil nadu and the people of it through the excess usage of Rajinikanth references. Now, the Karan-Johar produced film released on Netflix and is getting slammed for the portrayal of Tamil culture and the advantage they took over using Tamil stereotypes. Netizens trolling the film by terming it as “cringe-fest”, adding that a little bit of “Thalaivaa” moments and the references of “Idy”, “Vada”, “Dosa” would make a Meenakshi Sundareshwar.

Fans criticized questioning how the characters are speaking fluent Hindi with the film being set in Madurai, Tamil nadu. Hiring no Tamil actors t play lead also dew flak for the Hindi film. Users of Twitter said that Tamil culture was used by the makers only for the aesthetic purpose and the details are completely missing.

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Meenakshi Sundareshwar, a romantic comedy starring Sanya Malhothra and Abhimanyu Dassani which was produced by Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment, appears to be steeped in Tamil culture and is encapsulates the various interlinked aspects of relationships, joint families, the awkwardness in a new marriage and everything in between, according to the official logline of the film.

Though, neither of the actor is of South Indian parentage, the film is set in Mdurai, Tamil nadu. The teaser suggests Abhimanyu playing the role of an engineer who feels he can be a perfect husband as his job teaches him never to give up. Sanya played the role of a feisty woman who likes making nervous people, “more” nervous. The two meet in an arranged marriage setup and through the case of the teaser we see them fall in love, get married.

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The film marks the debut of Vivek Soni and he handled how newly weds navigate long distance insecurities, their love and the dramas that come with every new marriage. After watching the film that is streaming in Netflix, a fan wrote “One day, when I become a director, l will make a true universal film about REAL Tamil culture. I’ll consider that a duty as a partly Tamil, partly Hindi guy. This film doesn’t even offend very well. It’s a joke on all fronts. Stay away from this shit” with many others tweeted similar reviews.

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