An activist by the name Ramesh Solanki has filed a complaint against US-based Over the Top (OTT) streaming platform- Netflix for its anti-Hindu propaganda. Solanki, whose Twitter profile goes as ‘A very proud Hindu Nationalist’, tweeted, “Filed complaint against @NetflixIndia for defaming Hindus, India and @adgpi Almost every series is serious attemp to paint Hindus and India in bad light”.
Filed complaint against @NetflixIndia for defaming Hindus, India and @adgpi
Almost every series is serious attemp to paint Hindus and India in bad light@ippatel @TajinderBagga @RituRathaur@MrsGandhi @ShefVaidya @MODIfiedVikas @AskAnshul @UnSubtleDesi @muglikar_ @mirchagalib pic.twitter.com/BCe4G0hGy4
— Ramesh Solanki (@Rajput_Ramesh) September 4, 2019
Netflix has been indulging in anti-HIndu propaganda for a long time. Series such as Leila, depict a Hindu oppressive state, which portrays that in the name of religion, the individuals aren’t given their basic rights. However, such an oppressive Hindu state is a piece of fiction at best, unrelated to the current scenario and unlikely to happen in the near future.
Some of the acting crew are also associated with absolute Hinduphobia, be it Siddharth Narayan, who jeered at PM Modi for visiting the holy Kedarnath shrine, or Huma Qureshi, who had initiated the notorious Placard campaign in the wake of Kathua rape case along with Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Kareena Kapoor etc in order to shame the entire Sanatan community for a case with ambiguous details.
Moreover, the second season of ‘Sacred Games’ shows Hinduphobia and Indophobia of another level altogether. Here, a Sanatani teacher is not only venomous, but is also ready to blow up an entire city in order to achieve his goals.
In this series, almost every Hindu character is shown as wicked, uncouth and barbaric, while Muslim characters , especially Inspector Majid [Shahid being the sole exception] have been shown as innocent, resolute, not hesitating to sacrifice themselves if need be.
Another popular series named Ghoul which was yet again co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl founded Phantom Films too had a clear cut anti-national and anti-Hindu narrative which ran throughout the length of the series.
The people are now becoming more informed and vocal against the leftist propaganda in the movies, and what is being witnessed is a surge of nationalists objecting to false portrayal of Hinduism and against those who link Hinduism to intolerance. India, being a secular country does not show any religion in a bad light, and certain pieces of cinematic art such as the Netflix TV shows.
Netflix has been a major success story of last decade. It was basically a replication of sharing economy like Uber where the company uses the resources of other people/companies to make money. The only thing that requires for such companies is strong technological support.
However, it seems that the good days of Netflix are over. The mass media companies whose content Netflix used to make money themselves are stepping into the streaming business. And given the highly concentrated character (top six companies own more than 90 percent of mass media) of American media, if few largest companies pull out their content, the streaming business will collapse.