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Um..does Netflix have an Indian problem?

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We started doing a review of the streaming films available – a best of Indian recent movies – and when we researched most of the big releases on Netflix we found that most of them managed to piss a lot of people off. Netflix came of age during the 2010s – the time of Donald Trump and then went ballistic during lockdown. Therefore it has the political nature of being careful what it puts out, being sensitive and occasionally sending messages. However, the messages that we see are not about uplifting the people of the subcontinent and diaspora, but little digs at the very identify of being Indian. We caucused some of our advisors and got similar views: in many cases they thought they were the only ones to see the portrayal. Some weren’t offended, but said they would be …

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