Honouring all teachers in India, Netflix India stirred controversy on Thursday- Teacher's day by releasing a tribute featuring its hit series - Sacred Games character 'Guruji'. The video poses a hypothetical situation - 'What if Netflix characters were your teachers'. It picturises a scenario if Guruji had been a school teacher, how school would have been. Featuring famous Hindi actor Pankaj Tripathi and others, the video has already garnered 6,00,000 views till Friday.
The video begins with Guruji in his Sacred Games attire, standing behind a podium titled 'Gopalmath Shiksha Kendra' with a 'Mandal' in his background. He begins by revealing a truth about teachers on Teachers' day. "There are two types of teachers - learned and wannabe," says Guruji. Expounding on his theory, he says, " Learned are those who study from textbooks and impart good knowledge like -history teachers. And wannabe are those when asked 'Sir what is taboo?', says, "Good question. I will tell you after class- like psychology teachers."
He further advises students to sacrifice PUBG to pass exams, irrelevant of the type of teacher. He then reminds people of PTM which is in 25 days, asking children to attend with 'all three fathers'. He concludes by chanting his characteristic chant -Aham Bramhasmi. The video also features a tribute to the shows 'Crown', 'Breaking Bad' and the movie 'Andhadhun'.
But Twitter seems to not have taken it well, with #BanNetflixInIndia trending on Saturday. Most people seem to have taken offence to Guruji's portrayal as a school teacher. They claim that the Anurag Kashyap series- Sacred Games is 'Anti-Hindu' and 'Anti India' with many also stating that portraying Guruji as the teacher is offensive. The trend is already one of the top Twitter trends in India.
Anything & everything which hampers our country in terms of religion,community,caste & creed,which tries to break our unity & respect should not be banned alone but should be completely abolished #BanNetflixInIndia— Vandy (@im_vandy) September 6, 2019
Strict laws of blasphemy & censorship should be implemented on web channels that are cropping up on daily basis on a unified agenda of vulgar & below the belly content. It is like making a mockery of our law#BanNetflixInIndia #FridayThoughts pic.twitter.com/qKAoQAwPMj— Ashish Bhalla (@BhallaAashish) September 6, 2019
Kindly do not spread false news.— Shruti (@Shruti51387214) September 6, 2019
Netflix hasn't been banned in India.
Moreover there are less probabilities of it getting banned.#BanNetflixInIndia is only trending on twitter.