Netflix’s OTT Meenakshi Sundareshwar teaser drops – Will it get the Tamil nuance right?

Netflix's Meenakshi Sundareshwar teaser drops - Will it get the Tamil nuance right?

Tamils have lengthily cribbed in regards to the illustration of them in Bollywood motion pictures. The stereotypicalised ‘Enna Rascala‘-spouting ‘Madarasi’ is nowhere near being actual. But from the cringe caricature that the comic Mehmood made well-known in Padosan to the so-called tribute to the ‘Thalaiva ‘ by way of the rambunctious and crude Lungi Dance, Hindi motion pictures have sadly sought to perpetuate a puerile parody.

Of course, that is all from the angle of the Tamils.

So, when a brand new Hindi film in regards to the lengthy distance relationship between what seems to be a Tamil couple is arriving, there’s a little bit of wholesome scepticism among the many Tamils.

But can the brand new movie at the least get the Tamil nuance proper, as a result of on this age and time not getting the information is a cardinal error?

Well, going by the trailer of the Netflix authentic Meenakshi Sundareshwar, the brand new movie in query, the reply can solely be ambiguous.

For, the trailer the flogs the standard Tamil character clichés (Rajnikanth fan, engineering graduate, vibhuthi smear on brow and so forth.), but in addition gives some hope that past the inevitable stereotypification, there will probably be relatable flesh and blood depicti on.


Meenakshi Sundareshwar to stream on Nov 5 on Netflix

Netflix's OTT Meenakshi Sundareshwar teaser drops - Will it get the Tamil nuance right?
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The hope stems from the truth that it has a stable forged and a widely known manufacturing home backing it.

Directed by Vivek Soni and produced by Dharmatic Entertainment (the digital arm of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions), Meenakshi Sundareshwar options Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani in lead roles. The movie encapsulates the assorted interlinked points of relationships,  joint households, the awkwardness in a brand new marriage and all the pieces in between.

The movie is ready within the backdrop of Madurai — a widely known metropolis in Tamil Nadu — and the presiding deities of the town are Meenakshi and Sundareshwar. Little marvel the makers of the movie have chosen that because the title of the movie, too.

Sanya Malhotra was beforehand seen in Netflix movies Pagglait and Ludo. She additionally had a robust position in Amazon Prime Video’s Shakuntala Devi.

Abhimanyu Dassani is the son of actress Bhagyashree, who, because it occurred just lately performed a Tamil position within the movie Thalaivi.

The two appear discerning sufficient to painting a typical Tamil couple in sensible phrases.

Meenakshi Sundareshwar is ready to premiere on Netflix on November 5, 2021.