Netflix currently pulled the Tamil film “Annapoorani,” starring Nayanthara, from its streaming platform following allegations through Hindu agencies that the film angry Hindu sentiments. The film, which hit theaters on December 1 and started streaming on Netflix on December 29, faced complaint for its portrayal of a Brahmin lady hard orthodox ideals inside the conservative town of Srirangam.
Ramesh Solanki, the founder of Hindu IT Cell, filed a criticism in opposition to the movie, alleging that it promoted ‘love jihad.’ However, the romantic courting between the lead characters, Nayanthara’s Annapoorani and Jai’s Farhan, was no longer explored within the film.
The complaint named actors Nayanthara and Jai, author-director Nilesh Krishna, manufacturers Jatin Sethi, R Ravindran, and Punit Goenka, Zee Studios Chief Business Officer Shariq Patel, and Netflix India Head Monika Shergill. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) spokesperson Shriraj Nair also warned Netflix to take down the film.
In response to the prison demanding situations, Netflix eliminated “Annapoorani” from its platform. Zee Studios, one of the movie’s producers, communicated with Vishwa Hindu Parishad, assuring that the film might be taken down till edited.
The movie, directed by means of debutant filmmaker Nilesh Krishnaa, received terrible opinions from both critics and audiences. Apart from Solanki, Shriraj Nair shared a clip from the film on social media, urging Netflix to withdraw the movie, threatening criminal results and movements similar to the ones through the Bajrang Dal organisation.
The film’s arguable scenes include one in which Farhan convinces the heroine to devour meat with the aid of referencing Lord Rama’s purported meat consumption. In the climax, Annapoorani wears a hijab and performs namaz earlier than cooking biryani in a opposition.
Featuring Nayanthara, Sathyaraja, Jai, and Achyuth Kumar, “Annapoorani” demanding situations societal norms as the titular person carves her personal path to success inside the culinary global. The film’s removal from Netflix follows a police criticism lodged against the film’s actors, makers, and the streaming platform for allegedly hurting Hindu spiritual sentiments.