Netflix’s new Telugu film ‘Krishna and His Leela’ starring Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Shraddha Srinath and Seerat Kapoor allegedly showcases “Hinduphobia” and is an “insult to Hindu Gods and Goddesses”, accuse Twitter users. Meanwhile, #BoycottNetflix began trending on Twitter on Monday morning.
A Twitter user wrote: “Netflix done it again, Web Series called “Krishna & His Leela” showing Krishna have sexual affairs with many women & one of them named as Radha. The audacity to openly target #Hinduism wth lies, deceit, propaganda Why always insult our Gods? Because @NetflixIndia is Hinduphobic.”
Netflix done it again,
Web Series called "Krishna & His Leela" showing Krishna have sexual affairs wth many women & one of them named as Radha.
The audacity to openly target #Hinduism wth lies, deceit, propaganda
— Sangacious (@sangacious) June 28, 2020
A few Twitter users have also accused Netflix of “destroying moral values” by “using sex to engage audiences”.
“Hypersexual content is destroying our moral values. These disgusting Web Series using sex because it is an easy way to engage audience. Teenagers are the worst affected. But i don’t think #BoycottNetflix is an option. Content needs to be speculated though. #Hinduism is insulted,” a Twitter user wrote.
Here are a few Twitter reactions:
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) June 29, 2020
Definitely now #webseries makers are in full mood to target Hindu Lords and our ritual things .#webseries are just like drugs which is given to all its consumers slowly -slowly ,and at the end of the 2-5 years it will definitely ruin our culture and everything pic.twitter.com/Zo3fnjfm9X
— Satyam chandel (@Satyamchandel15) June 29, 2020
#BoycottNetflix NETFLIX IS THE MAIN REASON WHY THESE ANTI NATIONAL ELEMENTS ARE POINTING FINGERS ON OUR #SanatanaDharma .NETFLIX PROMOTES WESTERN CULTURE OVER INDIAN CULTURE. IT'S A BIG BLOT TO OUR INDIAN SOCIETY WHERE PROXIMITY MATTERS! ✌ pic.twitter.com/vsMHXS2ltY
— अभिषेक चंद (@abhii9139) June 29, 2020
Netflix done it again, Web Series called "Krishna & His Leela" showing Krishna have sexual affairs wth many women & one of them named as Radha. I request @NetflixIndia not to spread hatred in the name of religion. #BoycottNetflix #Hinduism pic.twitter.com/637QseuPXn
— Jayrajsinh Rajput (@jayrajsinh_IND) June 29, 2020
Enough is enough. @NetflixIndia is no longer a streaming service but a white-listed p**n platform targeted against the faith of millions of Indians. It's time the content on Netflix is regulated. @rsprasad @TRAI @DoT_India #KrishnaAndHisLeelaOnNetflix
— Madhav Agarwal (@madhav_agar) June 29, 2020
Being a Muslim, I think it shouldn't be happened on any religion. In the name God and Goddess (however from any religion) like these shows or web series should be banned. Where they are insulted!! #BoycottNetflix
— Md Zaid ul Hasan محمد زید الحسن (@mdzaidulhasan) June 29, 2020
The film received has mixed response from critics. Hindustan Times’ Haricharan Pudipeddi called the movie bold and refreshing, and wrote, “It’s a no-nonsense tale of modern-day complicated romance and broken relationships. Even though it starts out as a slightly cheesy take on modern romance, it takes a refreshing turn as the story progresses, quite boldly crushing many mainstream stereotypes associated with the representation of love and marriage.” On the other hand, Indian Express’ Shubra Gupta said that it was a passable rom-com.
Source: Free Press Journal