It is how you interpret intelligence around web series, creating a difference with the content and context. I remember for Tandav the emotions, passions and sentiments were uncalled for given the dramatic visualisation of characters, events and places. Brute contestations for capturing power have always been riddled with oppression and tyranny, making the race more interesting than competitive.
Politics is all about who gets what, when and how as one has to be sharp and skilled enough to practice what they preach. Social, cultural and moral symbols and signs are significant others validating the intended utility of power-seeking, a consent from those being influenced and impacted.
Similarly, Bombay Begums became immensely popular despite its shortfalls, compensated with seduction and sexuality to showcase its star cast’s potentials, too, came under the sanskaari scanners.
Do we doubt our viewers’ intelligence that we are forced to publicly take a stand out and loud even if it goes beyond our wishes? Why should we be apologetic, fearing the weight of popular public perceptions?
Let the custodians of culture say and speak whatever they can in their capacities. If it bothers us, then surely it seizes us the opportunity to interpret our intelligence imaginatively.
Issliye sochna shuru karo bedhadak hokar!