Netflix announces second season of ‘Indian Matchmaking’

New Delhi: American streaming platform Netflix has announced its second season. Indian matchmakingIts reality show focused on the Indian arranged marriage system.

Launching its first season in 2020, the eight-episode web show followed Sima Taparia, ‘Mumbai’s number one matchmaker’, in her own words, as she coordinated offers from young Indians at home and abroad, And sparked a lot of debate within the country. ,

Perpetuating stereotypes of colorism, casteism and sexism about the country, the makers seem to forget that Indian millennials and their families have come a long way after battling these social norms over the years, netizens had argued. episode titleslim, trim and educated,just find me,it’s high time‘ And ‘adjustment and settlement,’ among others, were the subject of much ridicule and many memes in India.

Youth called on American stage and producer Smriti Mundra to make people recognize their looks and make marriage an achievement and a necessity, while men and their families specifically sought out women who could stay at home and able to take care of the children.

another netflix show, never have I ever, An upcoming comedy drama about an Indian American teenager, which came out in May 2020, also drew criticism for its deafeningly stereotypical portrayal of the South Asian community. In an interview with The Huffington Post, its director Kabir Akhtar emphasized that it is unfair to burden a show with a collective identity (such as a community) that cannot be fully identified by all. .

But while many content experts point out that while it may seem completely absurd to some of us living in India, it is a reality, especially for Indians abroad who are in constant battle to preserve their identity. are fighting.

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