Tandav, the eagerly awaited webseries on Amazon Prime, has dared to venture into dangerous territory. The violence at the Jawaharwal Nehru University in 2019 has been raked up, with actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub playing a controversial character that probably bears resemblance to a real-life student leader. He is seen goading his fellow-students into an uprising against political tyranny.
The series shows the cops brutally thrashing the students, male and female alike, and a policeman asking a girl student which of the three male students accompanying her are her boyfriend.
There is also a farmers’ rally right at the start of the series where the police is shown going on a rampage after getting calls from mysterious forces. While one admires the writers of the series venturing into forbidden territory (religion and politics are considered taboo on OTT) one also wonders what affect this display of political outspokenness might have.
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