‘Tandav’, the political drama that made its way on the online streaming platform a couple of days ago, has proved its mettle by delivering a powerful story, portrayed by a set of influential cast. Starring prominent names from the entertainment industry, ‘Tandav’ has been in the limelight not just because of the content it depicts but also for some scenes that have brutally offended some portion of the audiences and hurt religious communities. FIR has been filed against the cast and crew of the show in Lucknow, and various protests against the show have been initiated by the public.
What element in the series is responsible for the public outbreak?
Well, there’s a scene in the series where Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub plays Lord Shiva in a stage play, and as per his dialogue days, “Azaadi, what the…?” Following this are some references of Lord Shiva and Lord Rama that are made by the cast and the audiences, as well as some political figures who feel that Hindu deities have been ridiculed immensely in the series.
It isn’t the first time that a series with a minute scene has resulted in such a public outburst. Shows and films like ‘Paatal Lok’, ‘A Suitable Boy’, ‘Padmavat’, ‘PK’ have previously been a victim of such treatment and protests. The team of ‘Tandav’ has, however, issued a public apology after police complaints were filed in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra for ‘insulting Hindu deities.’ The outbreak quickly escalated and triggered outrage when a statement from UP’s Chief Minister was seen as a warning against the show and the cast.
What’s the story about?
For those of you who have missed this newly launched series, it is a gripping political drama set in Delhi, the hub of politics. It features Saif Ali Khan as Samar Pratap Singh, an ambitious and revealing politician who aims to name the throne of the Prime Minister under his name. But he is willing to take the most devilish route to make sure he makes his dreams come to life. He has the entire game set in his mind and plays it with the utmost ease. After the uncertain death of his father, Devki Nandan Singh, the sitting Prime Minister, he wants to turn the office of power in his favor. But, the way to the chair of India’s power doesn’t come easy. There are a few leaders in the party who to considerer themselves eligible to hold the government in their hands. So who is going to be the next Prime Minister of India? Well, we’re saving you from all the spoilers that’ll definitely spoil your mood. Witness the story yourself!
Will the show be renewed for a Season 2?
Season 1, however, ended with a lot of twists and turns, that made way for an extended storyline that will make way for a perfect Season 2. Speaking about the same, Saif Ali Khan said in a statement that the first series is left with so many questions that remain unanswered, and so, watch the space! But an official statement regarding the season renewal hasn’t been made by the team, and we feel it’s too soon to expect anything yet. Well, it’s been just a couple of days since the initial season came out, and we should be focusing more on it rather than expecting any news right now. However, we feel that there’s surely going to a sequel that might witness the aggressive politicians’ downfall. The show is available on Amazon Prime Video, so hurry up and binge-watch this nine-episode long political drama at the comfort of your homes.