A scene from Netflix’s Mai is going viral for showing how women have to work while grieving. Twitter, however, seems divided in opinions. Some call it the truth of society while some call it a propaganda series.
Netflix series ‘Mai’
A scene from actor Sakshi Tanwar’s new Netflix series ‘Mai’ has recently got netizens’ attention. The scene in Mai shows how Sheel (Sakshi Tanwar) has to make Tea for the guest at her own daughter’s funeral. She has to prioritize serving the guest over taking a moment to grieve the loss of her own child.
The scene depicts the women of our country having to perform their ‘kitchen’ duties even amidst the grief of their child’s death. In ‘Mai’, Tanwar takes the role of a middle-class mother who sees the death of her daughter by a speeding truck. The particular tragedy forced the mourning mother to uncover the truth about the death of her daughter.
The particular scene caught Netizens’ attention. Some appreciated the series for bringing out issues women face in society, while some criticized the makers for deceiving the Hindu culture.
Here are some responses that netizens shared regarding this scene from Netflix’s Mai on Twitter:
A user shared, “Serve the guests. Complete the customs. Make arrangements for people who show up to ‘share condolences’. The strangest part about death is that you never even get to grieve without feeling guilty.”
Serve the guests. Complete the customs. Make arrangements for people who show up to 'share condolences'.
The strangest part about death is that you never even get to grieve without feeling guilty. https://t.co/ZAl7Uod3An
— dazedaurconfused (@_WeBore) April 24, 2022
Another one wrote, “There is moment in Mai, on Netflix, when a mother has to make tea for the guests at her own daughter’s funeral. It was the remainder of the kind of the labour we expect from woman. She has to prioritize serving the guests over taking a moment to grieve the loss of her own child.”
There is moment in Mai, on Netflix, when a mother has to make tea for the guests at her own daughter's funeral. It was the remainder of the kind of the labour we expect from woman. She has to prioritize serving the guests over taking a moment to grieve the loss of her own chlid. pic.twitter.com/h3O6Pm0sc4
— Hannan Dar (@HannanDar5) April 24, 2022
The third one wrote, “#AntiHindu #netflix should first learn that Hindus don’t touch the stove while mourning a death. Criminals on #mai named Mohan, Shankar but honest police officer & passionate lover named Farooq. Netflix repeatedly makes it obvious with the efforts Then they cry for existence.”
#AntiHindu #netflix should first learn that hindus don't touch the stove while mourning death.
Criminals on #mai named Mohan, Shankar but honest police officer & passionate lover named Farooq.
Netflix repeatedly makes it obvious with the efforts
Then they cry for existence. pic.twitter.com/wnSHAKTT2O
— #Manoj🇮🇳 (@ManojMallick007) April 25, 2022
#Netflix show #mai is again a propagate nonsense, there is mourning in Hindu homes for 13 days. Which means no cooking, relatives and friends bring food which obviously feels like eating. Any Lie they show becomes so much oppression for women ! pic.twitter.com/adOzV9fZbj
— @Author_ Jyoti (@jyotitiwari05) April 23, 2022
This is not even REMOTELY true! Hindus cannot cook anything in house till Shudhdhi and food comes from outside.Close relatives sleep on floor as well.
Hello @OpIndia_com @rahulroushan @UnSubtleDesi please take note of it and report. This is #Mai on @netflix @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/7c6Owa9W2G
— Rajan🇮🇳 (@Raj4NewIndia) April 23, 2022
Probably folks of @netflix forgot that , kitchen is closed in case of death in a family and neighborhood ecosystem has the responsibility of food.
This is what happens when grow up in a liberal society who have no idea about our customs. pic.twitter.com/oUOrGWUIN9
— Kamal लोचन (କମଲ) (@Kamallochanm) April 24, 2022
#boycott #netflix in Hindu culture fr 14 day no-one is allow eat anything from that house only kids.. fr 2 days kitchen is totally closed #boycottmai mai bcz mangalsutra shows that this is Hindu women in this clip https://t.co/mYgk5rr1Gf
— sapna_vijay singh (@sapnasingh839) April 26, 2022
Y r we surprised d series mai on is produced by @OfficialCSFilmz owned by Uber liberal @AnushkaSharma nd her bro karnesh sharma.tx god they disnt show d Hindu mother doing [email protected] for her daughters soul. Entire team is Hindu but producer nd streaming partner @netflix r LIBERAL https://t.co/T4E21XFX1z
— bharatiya (@gannubhakt) April 24, 2022
— ViSHaL 🇮🇳 (@vishal_z3) April 24, 2022
Elon Musk said it right. No wonder Netflix’s subscriber base has nose dived. Better they kick out those woke creative directors and introspect. Importantly, respect law of the land, culture and heritage values. https://t.co/d5xlXzZz6s
— Digant Rai 🇮🇳 (@DigantRai) April 24, 2022
@netflix is wondering why it is losing customers. As @elonmusk said woke mindset is an contributing factor. But @netflix says it is ukraine war and exit of Russian market. @netflix failed it is duty to shareholders by exiting Russian market.
— everest peak (@everestpeak) April 24, 2022