Zee5 handles the roasting Godman web series with more spice via suspension.
Zee5 suspends Godman Web series dated to stream on June 12 due to the clashing religious outbreaks that emerged last week right after the release of the trailer. Babu Yogeswaran directed the Godman series, casts Vettaiyadu Vilayadu actor Daniel Balaji, along with Jayaprakash and Soniya Agarwal in the main lead roles.
The trailer was released, which protested that scenes were being set up against specific communities. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (Tamil Nadu) has lodged a complaint in the Chennai Police Commissioner’s Office, demanding a ban on Godman web series and insisted on taking action against its producer and director. The summons has been sent to the director and producer immediately.
Witnessing the trailer sparkles agitating religiously around the State about Godman web series, Zee5 tweeted and suspended the release with the following notes “ZEE5 is a responsible content creator. The platform has been following stringent guidelines for self-regulating content and has proactively instilled a robust set of features in this regard”.
It also explained it’s Over The Top criteria to screen any video-based contents will depend “Purely in the interest of its viewers, ZEE5 was also one of the first industry players to have signed the Code for Self-Regulation of Online Curated Content Providers”.
Finally, the online platform suspended the Godman web series complaining to the producer and director, stating that “Basis feedback received with reference to our Tamil fiction show GODMAN, we have decided to suspend the release of this show at this moment. The producers show ZEE5 had no intention whatsoever of offending or hurting any community, religious or personal beliefs or sentiments”. Actor Daniel Balaji, Director Babu, and other co-actors in the Godman series opened up about the threatening calls regarding the release of Godman series.
On May 30, President Subramania Iyer of World Brahmin Organisation filed a complaint to the Chennai Crime Department stating that visually viewing a one-minute teaser implicates both director and producer of Godman series video will break the freedom of speech and expression creating more hate. The statement concluded, saying that if the web series is canceled, the dominance and power of these unconstitutional and unconscionable forces will enlarge in further days.
According to the present status and decision by Zee5, there are many web series and movies which strongly prove something in its version, and suspending such creative contents out of religious myths rivalry will undoubtedly suppress more creators who indulge in filming the life happenings around the world.