Indian Matchmaking: Netflix Reality Show Based On Arranged Marriages In India Is Making Twitterverse CRINGE; Netizens Call It 'Cesspool Of Sexism'

OOPS! Netflix's Indian Matchmaking, a show based on how arrange marriages in India work, has got the netizens disgusted over 'sexism, colourisim, casteism and classism.

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Indian Matchmaking: Netflix Reality Show Based On Arranged Marriages In India Is Making Twitterverse CRINGE; Netizens Call It 'Cesspool Of Sexism'
We are sure that most of us, born and brought up in India, know how the concept of arrange marriage works, or we must have just heard some interesting stories from our elders. Needless to say, it's one heck of a hectic process. Well, as old school as it sounds in today's time, Netflix's new reality show called Indian Matchmaking is on similar lines with NRI kids looking out for suitable life partners through a matchmaker. The show hit the OTT platform recently and it hasn't impressed the internet. It appears the concept of people setting criteria like rich - good-looking guys, fair - traditional women and mummy-pleasing partners for their future partners are a big no-no for this generation. Why do we say so? read on.

"28 minutes into Indian Matchmaking and I am mortified. Full body mortification. Seven-lives worth of mortification. Arranged marriages are embarrassing/shameful to watch in real life, what was the point behind taking it to the reel,” wrote a user, while someone else bashed the concept of such matchmaking in this century by writing, "This show on Netflix #IndianMatchmaking is so cringey. It’s everything about indian culture I hate and I’m so glad I stood up for myself to be with someone outside of that culture and who loves me FOR ME and not just cause I’m ‘successful or pretty’."

A user also pointed out how it's, intentionally or unintentionally, promoting sexism, casteism and colourism. "Wow Indian matchmaking is really a cesspool of casteism, colourism, sexism, classism and what is this matching kundlis and all. are we in the 21st century?? @NetflixIndia wtf do better!!" read the tweet.

Check out some reactions below:


A few even termed it a 'parody'. Nonetheless, Indian Matchmaking, despite all the criticism and memes, has managed to bag the 10th spot on the list of Netflix's most-watched Indian shows.


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