Saif Ali Khan led much-awaited web show Tandav is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The political thriller marks the directorial debut of Ali Abbas Zafar on the OTT space and stars some of the extremely talented actors like Dimple Kapadia, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra, Sunil Grover and others along with Chote Nawab.
As the show released amidst huge hype, a lot of netizens binge-watched it right away and soon Twitter was flooded with reactions. However, it’s sad that the show hasn’t received a favourable response from the viewers.
Going by the reviews of Twitterati it seems a lot of people have found Tandav boring or offensive. The political thriller seems to be putting off the viewers quickly as many of them have shared that they stopped watching it quite early. A large section of people has also alleged it to be hinduphobic.
A Twitter user with username @Secular_Me tweeted, “By the name #Tandav #AliAbbasZafar meant #Hinduphobia ka Tandav. Wht a strange case Shiva;Tandav aur phir bhi itna hinduphobia..Subtle Whitewashing of #JNU labelling them as revolutionary outlaws. An extremely calculated political release with #FarmersProtest as a bckgrnd”
@Aryan__Singh010 shared, “#Tandav Wahiyat Show. Full time waste bc😑 isse achha hi ajay devgn wli #Raajneeti dekh lo 2 baar🔥”
#Tandav Wahiyat Show.
Full time waste bc😑
isse achha hi ajay devgn wli #Raajneeti dekh lo 2 baar🔥
— Aryan Singh Rajput 💖🌟 (@Aryan__Singh010) January 15, 2021
Take a look at more reactions:
After 1st 15 minutes of #Tandav
— भारत (@bavalachhora) January 15, 2021
#Tandav is so boring that even a negative publicity or a hashtag trend won’t increase it’s viewership.. 😂
— Mayank (@mayankdevlal) January 15, 2021
— Mohammed Ehtesham (@TheMdEhtesham) January 15, 2021
#Tandav is like uchi dukan fike pakwan certainly not worth of hype it generated.
— पंकज सिंह बिष्ट (@pankukiddo) January 15, 2021
— prabhat (@prabhat39) January 15, 2021
— Manoj Makhija (@mnjmakhija) January 15, 2021
Tandav is a crass adaptation of House of Cards with Anti-Hindu elements and changing JNU to Vivekananda, intentionally, to besmirch his name. Since, when did Leftists protests in front of Vivekananda statue?
Watch House of Cards instead, on Netflix instead of this.. #Tandav
— Srinidhi Bharadwaj (@26Srinidhi) January 15, 2021
— dinesh kharel (@dineshkharel86) January 15, 2021
Managed to watch the first episode of #Tandav. Disappointed unsurprisingly.
Would watch Marathi movies #Sinhasan and #Samana in the same genre over and again. It really could have been a much better series…
— Tushar Ghope (@GTusharShriram) January 15, 2021
Meanwhile, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub recalled his time as a student of Delhi University, where he says he saw politics from close proximity.
The actor plays Shiva Shekhar, a student in a Delhi-based university called VNU in Tandav. His character becomes a student leader who is drawn into a political quagmire.
Asked if he took inspiration from any real-life people or incidents for his role, Zeeshan told IANS: “I keep reading things and I am quite an aware person when it comes to politics. I was also a student of Delhi University so, I have seen politics from very close proximity. It was homework of 20 years. I did not take inspiration from any (real life person or incident) because it is a fictional character though my subconscious might have taken some inspiration from real life people.”