Netflix India Faces Big Backlash For Teachers' Day 'Guruji' Tribute

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Honouring all teachers in India, Netflix India stirred controversy on Thursday- Teacher's day by releasing a tribute featuring Sacred Games' character- Guruji

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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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.

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Sacred Games' Guruji's pearls of wisdom on Teachers' day

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'.

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#BanNetflixInIndia trends in India

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.

Here is what netizens thought about Netflix in India, while some have laughed it off:

 

 

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