First Tandav and now bad news for the fans of Mirzapur as the Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the makers and producers of the Web series Mirzapur and Amazon Prime Video.
Mirzapur Web Series
Mirzapur is an Indian activity wrongdoing spine chiller web TV arrangement on Amazon Prime Video delivered by Excel Entertainment. It rotates around drugs, firearms, murders, and lawlessness. It portrays the putrescence, administration, and rule of mafia dons, and the contention and crime prevailing in the Purvanchal district of Uttar Pradesh. Its first season comprises of 9 episodes altogether. The series was re-established briefly season and was released on 23 October 2020 as their debut, yet it got delivered a day earlier on 22 October 2020. The web series is Amazon Prime Video’s third fiction Indian Original after Inside Edge and Breathe. In the main season, it highlights the cast mainly including Pankaj Tripathi, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. In the second season, the web-series stars Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar, Lilliput, and Neha Sargam. The series was announced for a third season on 12 November 2020 by Amazon Prime Video.
Mirzapur Ban Plea
A Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Sharad Arvind Bobde, conceded the plea for banning the series and demanded a response from the creators of the Web Series and over the top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video.
The petition sought a direction that the government of India set up a core screening committee for Web series, films, or other programs that are directly released online platforms. This apparently happened on a plea complaining over the portrayal of Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district in a bad light.
“Ministry of Information and Broadcasting must make a certificate from a government authority mandatory before releasing any Web series, movies, or program on OTT platforms,” the plea stated.
The PIL was originally filed by Sujeet Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur, who stated the Web sequence makers have proven Mirzapur as a metropolis of goons and adulteress. A police crew from Mirzapur led by an inspector took a prepare to Mumbai to research the FIR, as per a report. The plea has made the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Excel Entertainment, and Amazon Prime Video, as events within the case.
Recently, one other controversy related to the Web series sequence “Tandav” has surfaced for harming nonsecular notions. An FIR has been documented towards the creators of Tandav and Amazon’s India Head of Original Content, Aparna Purohit, for allegedly portraying Hindu divine beings in a design frightful to non-secular sentiments. The FIR towards Purohit, and furthermore present’s director Ali Abbas, maker Himanshu Krishna Mehra, creator Gaurav Solanki, and an unknown specific individual was lodged late on Sunday evening by senior Sub Inspector Amar Nath Yadav on the Hazratganj Kotwali police station in Lucknow.
This ban-culture is surely a drawback for art and culture and the people who want more than just glamour, this has been the practice of subcontinent’s politics and raises serious questions among people who just want to enjoy stories that are closer to reality but we all know who wins in the end!