Seeman calls for ban on The Family Man 2 for slandering Tamils, warns of dire consequences
Naam Tamilar Katchi's (NTK) Chief Coordinator Seeman on Friday issued a statement calling for a ban on Amazon Prime's series, The Family Man season 2. In a detailed statement posted on his Twitter page, Seeman warned of dire consequences in the event of the series' upcoming second season being streamed on the OTT platform. The filmmaker and actor turned politician alleged that the series was showing Tamil people in bad light and demanded the show's second season not be allowed to stream from June 4 when it will be making its premiere.
Seeman’s statement is as follows:
"Call Off 'The Family Man 2' Web Series Broadcast; Or Face Dire Consequences!
The visuals featured in the trailer of the web series 'The Family Man 2', which is set for release on Amazon Prime, are shocking. The series seeks to intentionally portray the LTTE as terrorists and Thamizhs as vicious people.
It is no coincidence that Chennai has been chosen as the location. The story revolves around an Eezham woman who is portrayed as a militant. The color of her dress resembles that of an LTTE uniform, with dialogues referring to links between the militant group and the Pakistani ISI. In a situation where 2 lakh Thamizhs in Eezham have been slaughtered by the tyranny of Sinhala chauvinism, the attempt to portray the Thamizhs as terrorists through a web series that stand as the greatest democrats and seeking justice in the international forums through moral and legal struggle is highly condemnable.
As soon as the trailer of the series, which was created to mislead Tamils, was released, Tamils all over the world have been registering their condemnation with great anger. It is completely unacceptable to release this web series, which fails to feature the humanitarianism of the LTTE that stood with high morality even when the Sinhala chauvinist regime violated the conventions and rules of war through barbarian attacks, use of cluster bombs, chemical weapons and massacring a large number of Thamizhs.
Therefore, I urge that the series be banned, which fails to portray the Thamizh people on the brink of extinction with the greatest wounds and injustices inflicted, rather characterizing the Thamizh people as terrorists. Already, the films such as "Inam" and "Madras Café" that portray Thamizhs in a wrong manner were refrained from screening in theatres due to widespread opposition;
Similarly, the airing of The Family Man 2 web series should be canceled. I warn that there will be dire consequences if The Family Man 2 web series that tries to misrepresent Thamizhs across the country is released."
Directed by Raj and DK, The Family Man season 2 has Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani reprising their roles, with leading South Indian actress Samantha Akkineni cast in the role of a militant. The show's second season will see a few notable Tamil actors among whom include Mime Gopi, Devadarshini, Chetan, Anandsami, Ravindra Vijay and N Alagamperumal.
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